Managing Patients with Cognitive Decline in Primary Care
Primary care patients who present with cognitive change represent a clinical challenge. Delirium must be differentiated from dementia, as delirium represents a medical emergency. In this session, potential causes of delirium, Alzheimer disease and other leading causes of dementia will be reviewed. Faculty will outline the clinical findings, screening tools, diagnostic studies, and potential therapies for cognitive decline in the geriatric patient.
Review the etiology of cognitive changes and the pathophysiology of dementia.
Outline the prevalence of dementia.
Describe the variants of Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration.
Identify how psychosocial interventions, multidisciplinary care, symptom-focused medications, and ameliorating all contributing causes are essentials of managing cognitive decline.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP
Professor and Chairperson
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA (moderator): No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.125 hour of pharmacology.
MOC Credit Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Instructions for Obtaining Credit
Once you have completed the activity, please click the "next" button to advance to the post-activity assessment. To complete this activity and claim credit, you must answer 2 out of the 3 questions correctly. If you are not successful after your first attempt, you will be given an opportunity to reflect upon the answer rationales and have the opportunity to review the educational content before proceeding. Once you have selected your answers, click the "submit" button to complete the evaluation questions and proceed to the claim credit screen. For PAs, the NCCPA accepts for Category 1 CME credit activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
- 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
- 0.13 AANP Pharmacology Contact Hours
- 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.00 MOC
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through Pri-Med.
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