Introducing the CAFP Virtual CME: A Practical Approach to Dementia Evaluation
Samantha K. Holden, MD, MS, FAAN will speak to general principles of cognitive assessment, give an overview of the different causes of dementia (including both risk and protective factors throughout the lifespan). She will also speak on the main neurodegenerative causes of dementia (Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, and FTD), using cases to provide an overview of their clinical presentations, testing results, and overarching principles of treatment for each of those three conditions, including the behavioral symptoms.
When: Wednesday, December 7, 12:15 – 1:15 pm
Where: Zoom – CAFP will send a zoom link closer to the event.
By the end of the program, learners will be able to:
- Define subjective cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia
- Recognize the utility and application of available cognitive assessment tools, as well as the five main cognitive domains (attention/working memory, learning/memory, executive function, language, and visuospatial function)
- Differentiate primary neurodegenerative causes of cognitive decline from external/secondary contributors to cognitive symptoms
- Describe common presentations of Alzheimer disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementias and their associated therapeutic approaches
CME: CME is pending.