3/26/2021 – 7/1/2022
Dementia is a growing public health problem for which early detection may be beneficial. Currently, the diagnosis of dementia in primary care is dependent mostly on clinical suspicion based on patient symptoms or caregivers’ concerns and is prone to be missed or delayed. Ascertain the prevalence and contributing factors for missed and delayed dementia diagnoses in primary care. This course is designed to help practitioners understand the prevalence of Alzheimer disease, factors that may impede diagnosis and considerations in disclosing a dementia diagnosis.
At the end of the educational activity participant will be able to:
- Identify possible risk factors that contribute to missed diagnosis
- Describe the benefits of early diagnosis
- Discuss strategies for disclosing a diagnosis