Gary W. Small, MD Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Director, UCLA Longevity Center Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Division Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Los Angeles, CA
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, with 4.6 million new cases diagnosed each year. The high incidence and prevalence of AD, combined with a lack of treatments that halt or reverse AD symptoms, translates into a significant burden. This burden is expected to increase, not only because more and more individuals are living longer, but also because diagnosis and treatment of this condition are fraught with challenges. This activity will provide an update in contemporary AD diagnosis, management, and treatment for primary care clinicians.
. Target Audience
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, NPs, PAs, and nurses treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease in the community setting.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Discuss strategies for identifying early AD
Identify methods of ensuring each patient receives and adheres to AD treatment designed to manage their specific symptoms
Discuss how emerging targets and therapies and non-medical strategies may impact clinical management of patients with AD in the primary care setting
It is policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for individuals who are in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose to the learners all relevant financial relationships that they have with any commercial interest that provides products or services that may be relevant to the content of this continuing medical education activity.
Dr. Small discloses the following relationships with the commercial interests:
Pfizer, Honorarium, Advisor
Janssen, Honorarium, Advisor
Novartis, Honorarium, Advisor
U of Penn Office of CME:
Zalman S. Agus, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Mila Kostic has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Michael Schoen, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms. Kathleen Hines has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Investigational and/or Off-Label Use of Commercial Products and Devices: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania requires all faculty to disclose any planned discussion of an investigational and/or off-label use of a pharmaceutical product or device within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of products outside FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approved indications.
In this educational activity, the faculty reports his presentation will contain reference to investigational and/or off-label uses of Cholinesterase inhibitors for MIC. Credit Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and MCM Education. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release date: April 19, 2013
Last review date: April 19, 2013
Expiration date: April 18, 2014 Commercial Support Statements
Supported by independent educational grants from Baxter and GE Healthcare.
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* Review the activity
* Take the post-test and score 75%
* You are allowed two retakes
* Complete the evaluation
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credit/participation in this activity
Computer Requirements: Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 • Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers
There is no charge for CME credit.
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