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Supporting the Patient with Dementia

Dr. Michelle Rossi discusses basic techniques to identify patients with dementia in your practice and shares advice on how to support those patients. 

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how to support the patient and their caregivers over the course of the disease
  • Recognize how to manage behavioral issues in demented patients
  • Recognize how to better determine the severity of dementia in a patient

Reading Resources:

  1. Alessi CA et al. Randomized controlled trial of a non-pharmacological intervention to improve abnormal sleep/wake patterns in nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc 2005;53:803.
  2. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association, Arlington 2013.
  3. Baumgart M. et al. Summary of the Evidence on modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia: A population based perspective. The J of the Alz Assoc, June 2015;11(6):718.

Disclosures:

Dr. Rossi has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary. 

ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 MOC points 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.

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test and evaluation process and provided your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields.

Release Date: 4/4/2017 | Last Modified On: 4/4/2017 | Expires: 4/6/2020

Presenter

Michelle Rossi, MD

Michelle Rossi, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director of Clinical Care Activities, Geriatric Research
Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) VA Pgh Healthcare System
Director, Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Clinic at the
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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