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. 

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.

Diagnosis of Dementia

On-demand 

June 25, 2020-7/1/2022

Course Overview:

Various disorders and factors contribute to the development of dementia. Neurodegenerative disorders result in a progressive and irreversible loss of neurons and brain functioning. Currently, there are no cures for these types of disorders. They include Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, and Mixed dementia. This course is designed to help practitioners distinguish mild cognitive impairment from dementia, identify common types of dementia and symptoms of each.

Redefining Alzheimer Disease 

On-demand

7/24/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course discusses the current understanding of neurodegenerative disorders, explores the unique clinical and neuropsychological characteristics of Alzheimer disease and addresses whether there is an identifiable prodromal stage in each condition.  This course will also identify the effective factors in managing mild cognitive impairment.

Differential Diagnosis of Dementia

On-demand

8/28/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for up to 80 percent of all dementia cases. Diagnosis may be complicated by other forms of dementia that have symptoms and pathologies similar to Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing the key features and pathology of each type of dementia can help in the accurate diagnosis of patients. This course is designed to help practitioners identify prominent symptoms early in the disease process that strongly suggest non-Alzheimer dementia and conditions that may contribute dementia.

Treatment of Dementia

 

On-demand

9/25/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course will examine pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of dementia and their effect in the treatment of dementia. This course discusses phases of the disease process when specific treatments should be initiated.

 

Behavioral and Psychiatric Syndromes of Dementia

On-demand

10/23/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms are emerging as a significant contributor to this clinical heterogeneity. These symptoms have been linked to multiple areas of neurodegeneration, which may suggest that they are representative of network-wide dysfunction in the brain. Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms have been found in multiple studies to be related to disease severity and to contribute to disease progression over time.  This course will review questions to consider when planning treatment for behavioral symptoms in dementia.

Motor and Visuospatial Syndromes of Dementia

On-demand

11/20/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

The principal features of subcortical dementia include bradyphrenia, impairment of executive function, recall abnormalities, visuospatial disturbances, depression, and apathy. The syndrome contrasts with dementia of the Alzheimer type in which cortical involvement produces aphasia, combined recall and recognition deficits, and indifference. This course is designed to help practitioners understand risk factors associated Alzheimer disease in those over the age of 60, define atypical dementia and posterior cortical atrophy.

Subjective Complaints of Dementia: Insight and Memory

On-demand

12/18/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help practitioners determine whether subjective memory complaints (SMCs) are associated with performance on objective cognitive measures and psychological factors in healthy, community-dwelling older adults. This course will also identify the symptoms and biomarkers of SCD.

 

Medical Issues that Contribute to Cognitive Impairment

On-demand

1/22/2022 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

One of the goals in evaluating a patient with dementia is to rule out reversible causes, for treatment of the underlying condition may result in a remarkable recovery for the patient. On the other hand, a patient with a treatable condition may derive some benefit from treatment but not be cured or have significant improvement. This course will review common “red flag” symptoms that may indicate non-neurological causes of cognitive decline, testing that may be helpful in distinguishing individuals with Alzheimer dementia from cognitive decline due to depression, and medications that have no effect on cognition.

The Importance of Non-neurologic Symptoms in Dementia Care

On-demand

2/26/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

Treatment of Non-Neurologic Symptoms requires continuous and organic cooperation between patients, caregivers, social environments, and doctors. Therefore, it is important for neurologists, who mainly view NBSD for dementia patients, to increase their understanding of these more comprehensive areas as well as the latest insights and treatments to help patients and caregivers. This course is designed to help practitioners determine mental status changes due to medical illnesses and develop an understanding of the Beers Criteria in determining risk factors for elderly patients.

Missed Diagnosis – Lost Opportunities

On-demand

3/26/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

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.

 

Incorporating a Dementia Strategy into your Practice

On-demand

4/23/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help practitioners understand the basics of billing for memory screening assessments and dementia care.  Learn how to incorporate preventive strategies focusing on dementia risk reduction in primary healthcare settings.

Action Planning after a Dementia Diagnosis

On-demand

5/28/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course will review the role of social work and social support after a dementia diagnosis.  This course discusses planning for the future with a diagnosis and identifying patient and caregiver priorities when making these plans.  This course will also provide a variety of patient and caregiver resources that expanse challenges with living arrangements, life domains, and conflict management.

 

Brain Health I: The Science Behind Brain Health

On-demand

6/25/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course will review each of the six pillars of brain health from a scientific perspective.  This course will describe the science behind simple lifestyle changes that have a huge impact on a patient’s overall health, clinical trials that are currently available and the importance of participation.

Brain Health II: Agents of Change

On-demand

7/24/2020 – 7/1/2022

Course Overview:

This course is designed to help practitioners become agents of change in healthy behavior development.  Learn tips on how to encourage and reinforce the importance of healthy lifestyle changes in patients with dementia and other co-morbid conditions.

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.