Primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) and neurologists, particularly community neurologists.
Diagnosis, Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Cognitive Assessment Tools, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Cognitive, Functional, Behavioral, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Biomarkers
SPONSORSHIP & SUPPORT
This educational activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Spire Learning.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Biogen MA, Inc.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, with growing prevalence as the United States population ages. In older adults, the differences between normal age-related cognitive changes and the cognitive changes of Alzheimer’s dementia can be subtle; as such, the diagnosis of early AD requires clinicians to accurately assess and track patient cognition, function, and behavior over time through the effective use of validated assessment tools. However, despite modern clinical advancements evolving our understanding of AD, many patients with AD are either misdiagnosed or diagnosed late in the course of disease, and as a result may not be recognized for inclusion in ongoing clinical trials. This immersive activity will challenge your clinical decision-making and assessment skills specific to AD, as you are asked to rate the quality of care delivered and identify suboptimal care or improvement strategies in multiple fully described patient-provider interactions. This activity will demonstrate clear pathways and best clinical practices for the prompt screening and diagnosis of early AD.
The target audience for this educational initiative is primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) and neurologists, particularly community neurologists.
Upon completion of this educational activity, learners should be better able to:
ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Spire Learning, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare 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 healthcare team.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
To obtain a certificate of completion, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your certificate. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. There is no fee to participate in this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at JGoldman@akhcme.com.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST STATEMENT
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The planners and faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients or with the commercial supporter of this accredited continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to the planners/faculty assuming their role in this accredited continuing education activity.
R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD
Director, Memory Disorders Program
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Professor, Department of Neurology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Researcher: Alector; Biogen; Eisai Inc; Eli Lilly and Co; Roche
If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at JGoldman@akhcme.com.
COURSE VIEWING REQUIREMENTS
|Supported Browsers: |
Google Chrome 60 or higher
Mozilla Firefox 60 or higher
Apple Safari 11.0 or higher
For video, install the latest version of Quicktime.
|Supported Phones & Tablets: |
iOS 9.3 and higher
Android 7.0 (Nougat or higher)
Microsoft Windows 8
|Additional Recommendations and Requirements|
|Display Resolution & Color Depth||Resolution |
- 960 X 768 minimum
- 1024 X 768 recommended min.
- 8 bits (256 colors) minimum
- 16 bits (High colors) minimum
|Audio||- Microphone |
- Speakers or headphones
- Audio recording support
|Word Processing||Software that can open, modify, and save documents in Rich Text Format (RTF). Microsoft Word and PowerPoint are recommended.|