In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.
What do primary care providers need to know about SSRI and dementia? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
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In this AdaptED learning module, learners will engage with the adaptive learning algorithm to explore the assessment and diagnosis of Alzheimer disease (AD). The activity will provide practical guidance for primary care providers on the clinical diagnosis of AD, including cognitive testing. It will also discuss neuroimaging and fluid markers to aid in diagnosis and monitoring of AD, including ongoing research in serum biomarkers that may soon expedite disease recognition. The AdaptED module will provide learners with evidence-based education in a convenient format that facilitates quick application of the material.
What do primary care providers need to know about PCPs in Diabetes, atrial Fibrillation, Mild Cognitive Impairment? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
Despite the growing prevalence and devastating effects of Alzheimer disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) often goes unrecognized in the primary care setting. This brief podcast highlights the need for primary care providers to identify individuals with MCI as early as possible so they can be assessed and, if diagnosed with AD, treated promptly. Expert faculty will explore the manifold benefits of early evaluation, which can include identifying reversible causes of MCI, taking advantage of new effective treatments, and reducing patients’ risk of premature mortality. You’ll walk away from this podcast with strategies to help you earlier identify these patients and, ultimately, maintain their cognitive abilities and quality of life for a longer period.
This short podcast will focus on new and emerging monoclonal antibody therapies targeting β-amyloid, with a focus on the importance of early recognition and diagnosis of Alzheimer disease to allow prompt treatment for patients in the early stages of the disease who may derive the most benefit from these agents.
Faculty will outline the clinical findings, screening tools, diagnostic studies, and potential therapies for cognitive decline in the geriatric patient.
Nutritional needs change as we age. With aging comes muscle loss and anabolic resistance. Maintaining muscle is associated with a multitude of health benefits including better cognitive function, bone health and blood sugar control yet most adults 50 and older have no idea what nutritional patterns they can employ to maintain muscle as well as which specific nutrients and foods to include in their diets to support health and well-being as they age.
Guest: Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BCMusic Credit: Richard Onorato
Older adults who suffer from loneliness may be at risk of overusing medications prescribed for pain, insomnia, depression, or anxiety. Replacing these medications with social interventions may improve outcomes and help patients avoid adverse consequences. Join us as we discuss the importance of reviewing medications and assessing for loneliness in older adults to prevent adverse events and outcomes.
Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Polypharmacy results in medication overload for many patients with chronic diseases; it is especially prevalent in the elderly. A recent report from the Lown Institute refers to this as ‘An Epidemic of Too Much Medication.’ We will review the data behind this claim and discuss how clinicians can work to minimize such problems.