Progress in Alzheimer's Diagnosis and Treatment

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 23, 2016
  • Expires: Nov 23, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Steven T.  DeKosky Steven T. DeKosky, MD
Interim Executive Director of the McKnight Brain Institute
Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Florida - College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

Needs Statement

This program was developed to provide the audience with an overview of the progress in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.  Healthcare providers who do not typically work with or diagnosis patients with dementia will gain valuable information for their patients.  

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Target Audience

This program was developed for physicians, nurses, social workers and licensed professional counselors.

Objectives

  • Discuss brain changes that leads to therapeutic strategies at each stage;
  • Compare and contrast medications used from one phase to the next;
  • Identify the therapeutic strategies emerging for symptomatic AD, MCI, and prevention (delay) of onset symptoms

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

Counselor
Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Steven DeKosky disclosed that he is a consultant and serves on the advisory board of Amgen, Acumen, Biogen and Cognition Therapeutics.

The UNT Health Science Center Office of Professional and Continuing nor any of the planning team have anything to disclose.

Acknowledgment

WE-HAIL LogoThis project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP287350100. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

No commercial support was received for this activity.