2012 Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Dementia Research Update Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Neurology University of Kentucky College of Medicine Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Lexington, Kentucky.
As we move slowly toward a cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD), there is a tremendous potential for misinformation through traditional and social media sources.
Target Audience: Physicians, dietitians, certified health educators, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, nursing home administrators, therapeutic recreation, and anyone interested in gerontology.
Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
- Discuss recent research in the area of frontotemporal dementia (FTD);
- Summarize recent discoveries in the area of late-life dementia with emphasis on hippocampal sclerosis as a major cause of dementia in the elderly;
- Describe the confounds of mixed pathology (i.e., Alzheimer's disease (AD) with vascular dementia; AD with Lewy Body disease, etc.) in diagnosis and treatment of dementing disorders;
- Discuss advances in imaging and biomarkers that will lead to accurate diagnosis of discrete dementia diagnoses
- Discuss the recent media "frenzies" over treatments like coconut oil, deep-brain stimulation, bexarotene, etc.
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