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Course Details

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: Dementia and Primary Care


Dementia and Primary Care: A Structured Team Approach

Dr. Renfrew's presentation discusses improving the quality of care for the elderly, focusing on screening and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up and continuity of care. Dr. Renfrew outlines the approach to dementia care in his primary care office based on the ACOVE (Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders) quality improvement indicators. Team structure and team member roles are summarized.

This webinar is developed from Dr. Renfrew's live presentation of this topic at the "Preparing for the Future: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias" conference held on June 15, 2013 in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the best practices for utilizing team based care.
  • Discuss the benefits of screening the vulnerable elder for cognitive impairment.
  • List three resources accessible to clinicians to assist in screening the cognitive and functional health status of older patients.
Target Audience

This program is intended for: Physicians (DOs and MDs), Physician Assistants.

Educational Support

Funding for this training is provided by the University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center which is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) UB4HP19207.

CME Information

Release Date: June 15, 2013
Expiration Date: June 15, 2015

To receive credit for this activity, view the presentation and complete the post test and evaluation. 

Accreditation Statement

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Maine Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approved this online CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-B CME credits. UNECOM designates this online CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Credit Designation

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. Upon verification by the activity organizer, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine will submit the osteopathic credits to the AOA.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the AOA Standards of Accreditation and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essential Areas and Policies through the joint sponsorship of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lunder-Dineen Maine Health Education Alliance. UNECOM is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UNE Contact Hours: The University designates UNE contact hours, convertible to professional CEUs, for all others.

Other Professions: Other Professions can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course. Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

Commercial Support & Disclosure Policy

All CME activities are planned and carried out according to the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM Standards to Ensure Independence in CME Activities. To ensure that the quality and scientific integrity of all activities is maintained, the CME Program involves clinicians and academic scholars in the planning and development of programs, and selects faculty who have been identified as experts in their fields and in the topics being presented. Evaluation results play a major role in selection of topics and speakers, as well as in format, location and timing. Disclosure policies ensure that speakers present independent, scientifically grounded information to the learner, and the CME Program adheres to and communicates commercial support policies that maintain ethical, scientific and legal foundations for the presentation of material at educational activities.

Identification of specific commercial products by speakers during a presentation is prohibited, and presenters are expected to present all acceptable treatment modalities, when appropriate. Representatives of pharmaceutical companies are not permitted to solicit or remunerate any presenters at CME activities, nor may they provide gifts or significant meals to the UNE presenters.

Presenter honoraria are paid by UNE; if a commercial sponsor provides support for a program, it is in the form of an unrestricted educational grant to provide financial support for marketing materials, support for food or functions that occur as part of the CME activity (such as coffee breaks), in-kind contributions or any other form of commercial support. Although vendor (exhibitor) arrangements are rare within CME Program activities, when they occur, the vendor is instructed to place the exhibit in an area that does not require the educational program attendees to pass through it to access the educational activity. No advertising or promotion is permitted by commercial representatives within the educational venue, although commercial representatives are allowed to accompany a speaker to the educational activity. They may not, however, address the attendees or display product information in the educational session area. Written acknowledgment of commercial support appears in signage in the appropriate area (i.e. attached to a coffee station), and in the attendee packets as appropriate.

Planner Disclosures

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Bruce Bates, DO
Nina Bennett
Sarah Hallen, MD

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Judith H. Metcalf
Grant/Reseach Support: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded grant program #UB4HP19207

Speaker Disclosures

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Roger Renfrew, MD, FACP

Hardware/Software Specifications
This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements
Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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