Continuing Medical Education (CME) Ground Rounds

CME Grand Rounds offers FREE ACCME accredited CME/CEU activities for all provider types

 

Gain knowledge and understanding about diagnosis and management of Alzheimer disease and related dementias

All on-demand courses are previously recorded live activites.  Credit may be claimed for the on-demand activities shown below. 

The Role of Vascular, Metabolic, and Inflammatory Health on Age-related Cognitive Decline

On-demand January 26, 2024 – July 1, 2025

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss the association between metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and cognitive impairment. 
  2.  Identify inflammatory mechanisms that increase the risk of cognitive impairment.
  3. Describe the importance of patient adherence to pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to control underlying medical conditions that may contribute to cognitive decline. 

 

Why Education is Key for Caregivers

Live November 17, 2023 12:00-1:00pm (PST)

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognize the impact education has when caring for patients with dementia
  2. Discuss the impact education has on reducing caregiver burden.
  3. Explain how patients living with dementia benefit from care partner’s knowledge

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1 hours of nursing continuing education credit. Nevada State Board of Nursing provider number 120894-1

 

 

Lecanemab: A New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

On-demand October 27, 2023 – July 1, 2025

Learn about the newest treatment available to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Social and Community Support: Ways to combat loneliness and isolation

On-demand September 22, 2023 – July 1, 2025

Loneliness in Older Adults

On-demand August 25th, 2023 – July 1, 2025

Loneliness, physical health, and age have strong effects on physical well-being.  This course will review the effects of loneliness in the geriatric population, mechanisms to help combat loneliness and the effects perceived loneliness has on anxiety, physical and mental health in the geriatric popluation.

How Medications and Physical Conditions Contribute to Cognitive Decline

On-demand July 28, 2023 – July 1, 2025

This course will address common medications used to treat cognitive symptoms, review possible interactions with other medications commonly used in the older adult population, review high-risk medication interactions, discuss mobility complications of medications commonly used to treat cognitive disorders, compare and contrast benefits and risks of medications used to treat cognitive disorders, de-prescribe / reduce dosage based on “What Matters” to the patient.

The Ethics of Diagnosing Dementia

On-demand June 16, 2023 – July 1, 2023

This course will review the relevant ethical values, principles, and virtues of diagnosing dementia.  Practitioners will be able to formulate ethical judgment and decision-making when considering a diagnosis of dementia.  Practioners will be able to recognize situations when making a diagnosis of dementia that requires ethical judgement to respond to patients receiving a diagnosis of dementia and their family members.

The Ethics of Dementia and Family Care

On-demand May 26, 2023 – July 1, 2023 12:000-1:00pm (PST)

Practitioners will be able to recognize the need for ethical judgement within the peremeters of family planning  and decision making for loved ones living with dementia.  Practitioners will be able to demonstrate ethical awareness while navigating the family environment and exercise moral behavior acting on behalf of people living with dementia and their family care partners.

 

The Ethics of Capacity and Guardianship

On-demand April 28, 2023 – July 1, 2023

This course will discuss the ethical considerations of determining capacity in patients living with cognitive disorders.  Practitioners will be able to recognize the need for ethical judgment in the advance care planning process and guardianship considerations. Practitioners will also be able to apply ethical principles in making decisions of capacity.

 

Non-Pharmacological Interventions: Cognitive Preservation Strategies for Adults of All Ages

On-demand March 24, 2023 – July 1, 2023

This course will discuss the importance of each of the six pillars of brain health:  exercise, nutrition, sleep and relaxation, mental fitness, social connection, and controlling other risk factors.  This topic will include information on the latest clinical trial programs for MCI and dementia.

Integrative Medicine in Neurodegenerative Disease

On-demand January 28, 2023 – July 1, 2023

This course will define Medicine as an evidence-based complement to traditional medical therapy and review the applications of integrative medicine in promoting cognitive and behavioral health.  The course will also discuss local resources for integrative therapies available to patients in Nevada.

Dementia and Caregiver Burnout: Assessment, social, and community support

On-demand December 16, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course will review the assessment of caregiver burnout, preventative strategies to avoid caregiver burnout, introduce the role of supportive services such as education, social support, caregiver support, and counseling services have in reducing caregiver burnout, as well and provide helpful communication strategies to use when caring for someone with dementia.

Aging in Rural America

On-demand October 28, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course will discuss the primary determinants of health and the approximate proportion of variance in health outcomes attributable to these determinants, describe known differences in morbidity and mortality from AD/RD between urban and rural communities, and review key Social Determinants of Health thought to be major contributing factors to the geographic health disparities in aging.

Neuropsychological Testing 

On-demand September 23, 2022, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course will review the role of neuropsychology in the dementia assessment, the types neuropsychological testing used to help diagnose and evaluate dementia, communication of neuropsychological exam results across interdisciplinary care teams, and best practices for communicating the results of neuropsychological exams to the patient.  This course will also discuss alternative types of screening should neuropsychological testing not be readily available to practitioners.

Integrated Cognitive Care

On-demand August 26, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course will review the “What Matters” component of the 4M’s framework of Age Friendly Health Systems and answer the question of why the “What Matters” question, matters.  The discussion will include integration of “What Matters” into the care plan, communication with the patient about the care plan as well as communication across dementia care teams.  The course will also introduce the various roles within the dementia care team.

The Cognitive Care Plan Visit

On-demand  July 22, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course will review common presentations of dementia seen in the primary care setting, describe methods to assess and screen for dementia, delirium, and depression, review appropriate dementia screening tools, introduce the “What Matters” component of the 4M’s framework of the Age Friendly Health System,  and how to assessment and apply “What Matters” into patient care.  The course will also include a review of high risk medication screenings as well as billing for the cognitive care assessment.

Series IV: Capacity and Competency – Dementia and Safety

On-demand June 24, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course will review the topic of dementia and driving, discuss considerations to retire driving activities, strategies to discuss driving with patients and caregivers, as well as review other safety issues such as medication management, being home alone, and cooking.  Community resources to help with these discussions will also be reviewed.

 

Series III: Advance Care Planning – ACP Resources

On-Demand May 27, 2022 – July 1, 2023 

This course will review the process of ACP from SNSLP’s perspective.  Discussion will include resources available for patients and family care partners, how to refer patients and family care partners to SNSLP’s services, what to expect, and what practitioners need to know about ACP and services available at SNSLP.     

ALTERNATIVE FOR APRIL 22, 2022 LIVE GRAND ROUNDS:   COVID-19 and Dementia

On-demand – April 22, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course is designed to describe COVID-19 and the future of its interaction with Alzheimer’s disease.  A high level overview of dementia will be described along with the relationship between COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease.  This course will also discuss what we can expect in the future in terms of the effects of COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease.  We will also share steps to keep those living with Alzheimer’s disease safe.   

Series III: Advance Care Planning – Making Healthcare Decisions

On-Demand March 25, 2022 – July 1, 2023 

This course will disucss the purpose of the advance care planning process, describe the relationship between advance care planning and advance directives, discuss the primary purpose of a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, a Living Will, and the Provider Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).  A review of who makes healthcare decisions for a patient who is unable to make them, but lacks effective advance directives.  

Series II: Care Management – Exercise and Recreation Strategies for Patients Living with Dementia

On-demand February 25, 2022 – July 1, 2023

This course is designed to help practitioners identify specific therapeutic modalities to ensure strength, balance, and reduce the risk falls in patients with neurocognitive disorders.  Practitioners will learn specific recreational and exercise strategies that keep patients with a neurodegenerative condition at optimal physical health, living as independent as possible.

 

Series II:  Care Management – Managing Basic ADL’s

On-demand 1/28/2022 – 7/1/2023

This course is designed to help practitioners implement strategies to keep patients living as independently as possible by learning techniques to help manage neurodegenerative conditions.  We will review techniques involved with managing anorexia and dysphagia as well as address bathing, hygiene and resistance to assistance.

Care Management Series II: Evidence -based Management of Behaviors

On-demand 

12/17/2021 – 7/1/2023

Course Overview:

This course is designed to review the care management strategies of patients living with dementia from an ancillary perspective.  This course will review behavioral management and communication strategies as well as environmental factors that may contribute to behavioral challenges.  Pharmacological approaches will also be discussed. 

Dementia Care Path for Healthcare Practitioners: Alzheimer’s Disease Research

On-demand

11/19/2021 – 7/1/2023

Course Overview:

This course is designed to keep practitioners abreast of advances in the field of ADRD research.  This course describes the current research initiatives taking place in field of neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer disease.  We will cover the importance of clinical trials, available clinical trials and the benefits of participation in clinical trials as it relates to finding therapeutic treatment modalities for the advancement of science in ADRD.             

Dementia Care Path for Healthcare Practitioners Series I: Caregiver Support and Education

On-demand 

10/29/2021 – 7/1/2023

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help practitioners understand the role of the family or community caregiver.  Caregiver stress and burnout impact not only the patient’s health and well-being, but also the health and well-being of the caregiver.  Learn common coping strategies to guide caregivers through the caregiving journey as well as provide them strategies for grief management.

Dementia Care Path for Healthcare Practitioners: Treatment Recommendations for Patients Living with Dementia

On-demand

9/17/2021 – 7/1/2023

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help practitioners understand best practices for initiating and managing medication in patients with dementia.  Practitioners will develop and understanding of what to expect over the course of a medication treatment plan, including management of side effects. 

Dementia Care Path for Healthcare Practitioners Series I: How to Diagnose

On-demand 

8/27/2021 – 7/1/2023

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help practitioners become aware of the signs and symptoms of possible dementia. This course will cover presentation in a primary care setting, prepare a primary care provider in making an accurate diagnosis, and discuss appropriate ancillary service intervention.

Healthcare Professionals Courses

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers ACCME accredited CME grand Rounds courses both live and on-demenad.  CME/CEU is provided at no cost.

Medical student, resident and fellow training

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers various types education and training for interns, residents and fellows interested in the field of neuro-psychiatry.

Community Based Education

Whether you have a career in healthcare, are a caregiver, or serve the community in various capacities, it is likely you will encounter individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.  Our E-learning courses make it easy to learn more about the challenges and experiences individuals living with dementia and caregivers face each day.  

Patient and Caregiver Education

Education is key when diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease.  Access free live and on-demand caregiver and community education and resources.