4 Lifetime Pillars for a Healthy Brain

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The cost for this online activity is $20. The presentation was recorded live on April 25, 2015 and is approximately 60 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Healthcare providers. 

Purpose

The purpose of this CME activity is to educate learners on the different aspects of neurocognitive disorders and different diagnostic methods and treatment options. Based on recent research, the speakers will also share their extensive experience on the importance of lifestyle and maintaining cognitive vitality.

In the 2012 article, “Practical Guidelines for the Recognition and Diagnosis of Dementia,” the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine reported that “despite the benefits of early intervention, dementia remains underdiagnosed; an estimated 50% of primary care patients aged older than 65 years have not been diagnosed by their PCPs. A primary reason cited for the delay in AD diagnosis has been the difficulty in identifying early signs of AD by both PCPs and the general public.” For the target audience, expanded knowledge of the different dementias, diagnostic methods and treatment approaches could help improve clinical care.  

In addition, national quality measures for nursing homes indicate that on average, 20% of residents are taking a psychoactive medication. However, research has shown that psychoactive medications frequently do not improve the quality of life for the patient with dementia and in some instances may have detrimental effects on the patient’s physical health and cognitive ability. Holistic approaches that address the mind, body, and spirit of the person focus on the person’s well-being, rather than only the management of the disease.

Topics

  1. Identify the four lifetime pillars for a healthy brain.
  2. State the established risk factors for Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  3. State the possible risk factors for dementia.
  4. State the health conditions risk factors for dementia.

Speakers

  • Robert Bender, MD
    Family Health Center, Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center, Broadlawns Medical Center
    Biography
     
  • Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM
    Associate Dean, Global Health and Clinician, Family Medicine Clinic, Des Moines University
    Biography

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers indicated they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to disclose.

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 enduring materials activity for a maximum of 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 is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this enduring materials activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credit(s).
  • Other: This enduring materials activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
08/20/2015
Course expires: 
12/31/2018
Cost:
$20.00

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/20/2015
Course expires: 
12/31/2018

Price

Cost:
$20.00
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