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.
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