What Primary Care Clinicians Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Diagnosis, Patient-Specific Management, and Care Collaboration
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What do primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) need to know about caring for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)? Primary care providers (PCPs) are well positioned to spot the earliest signs of cognitive decline — and patients are more likely to discuss sensitive topics, such as cognitive concerns, with a provider they know and trust.
This engaging activity will provide you with the latest information regarding the role of PCPs in early diagnosis of AD, approaches to address racial and ethnic barriers to dementia-related care, and strategies to encourage collaboration among PCPs and AD specialists. Patient-specific management considerations, including the role of recently approved and emerging disease-modifying therapies, will also be addressed. Following completion of this 60-minute educational activity, you will be better equipped to optimize care for your patients with AD.
Director, Center for Brain Health
Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian
New York City, NY
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
UC Irvine School of Medicine
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Richard S. Isaacson, MD: Consultant for Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Biogen, Genentech, Lilly, and Novo Nordisk.
Charles Vega, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
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