DMU Grand Rounds: Alzheimer's and Dementia - A Caregiver and Clinician Perspective

Des Moines, IA US
March 1, 2018

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There is no cost to attend.

Two attendance options:

  • Des Moines University - No registration necessary.
  • Online - click here

I knew it was coming, but when it finally happened I wasn't prepared. Gery looked directly at me and asked, "Where is Chris? Where is my wife?"

"She's running errands," I choked. "She'll be back soon."

The experts said this was the correct answer. They didn't say that hearing this questions from the man you love would feel like a knife in your heart. 

--  An excert from Stop and Smell the Garbage: A Caregiver's Story of Survival,

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.

Objectives

  • Identify the challenges and stress associated with caregiving.
  • Recognize the need for a care plan and follow up, even for patients for whom there is no effective treatment.
  • Utlize local resources available to support caregivers.
  • Assess the functional and safety status of demented patients.
  • Consider treatment options for demented patients.

Speakers

Selden Spencer, MD
Neurologist, McFarland Clinic, Ames, IA

Biography

Christine Sutton 
Caregiver

At age fifty-six, Gery Sutton, a family physician who specialized in geriatric medicine, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. For three years, his wife was his full-time caregiver. Because nothing in her background prepared her, she did what more caregivers do – she made it up as she went along. The book, Stop and Smell the Garbage: A Caregiver's Story of Survival, is her forthright account of the daily challenges, the failures, and the unexpected triumphs. She gives realistic advice on caring for someone with dementia. She describes signs of Alzheimer’s that she saw and misinterpreted during the months before her husband’s diagnosis. She shares the coping mechanisms that helped her survive the illness and death of her husband. 

Des Moines Register Article

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.00 CE Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    03/01/2018
    Course expires: 
    03/01/2018
    Event starts: 
    03/01/2018 - 7:00am
    Event ends: 
    03/01/2018 - 8:00am
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Continuing Education Credit

    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Educational Grants

    No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 1.00 CE Contact Hours

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    03/01/2018
    Course expires: 
    03/01/2018

    Price

    Cost:
    $0.00
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