Identifying and Assessing for Dementia

Release: 10/01/2022
Expiration: 10/01/2023


Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD
Associate Director for Education, South Central MIRECC
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy Services, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Credit Provided by Rush University
Funding Statement Earn complimentary CME credit.
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Target Audience / Intended Audience This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of psychologists, primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are seeking additional education in the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing health care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia.
Statement of Need / Activity Purpose

The purpose of this webinar is to enhance the knowledge of primary care clinicians around dementia warning signs and performing a comprehensive assessment in their clinics.

Learning Objectives

ACTIVITY - EN 473-0922

Upon completion of this webinar you will learn:

  • List the different steps of the comprehensive assessment.
  • Identify five commonly used brief cognitive tools.
  • Distinguish between dementia and other illness that may be great with signs and symptoms similar to dementia.
Method of Participation

This curriculum will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive maximum credit, participants are required to view the presentation in its entirety. Upon completion of the activity and evaluation form, a certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

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In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation

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Hardware and Software Requirements

Hardware and Software Requirements

  1. High speed internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problems while viewing any media (audio/video).