Dementia

Return to Chronic Conditions sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.


Learning Objectives

1. Assess symptoms of neurologic distress and be prepared to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients accordingly.
2. Examine aging patients for signs of cognitive decline or dementia and counsel family members on what is considered a "normal" part of aging.
3. Counsel patients and their family members on how to cope with neurologic disorders that result in the loss of cognitive functioning, such as Alzheimer's disease.
4. Prescribe appropriate drug therapy to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2017

B. Wayne Blount, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Medical Director, JenCare; Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
08/25/2017
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