Nov 8, 2021
Understanding Dementia and Delirium
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Podcast: Understanding Dementia and Delirium   Evaluation and Credit:   Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward primary care and geriatric specialties.   Statement of Need According to WHO, approximately 5-8% of the general population over the age of 60 at a given time will have dementia. The Institute of Aging has projected that those aged 60 and over will increase to 25.6% of Kentucky's population by 2030.  Due to the aging population in Kentucky and the increasing prevalence of dementia it is important for providers to be able to recognize the symptoms of dementia as well as to be able to differentiate clinical characteristics with delirium.   Objectives At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the differences and similarities between dementia and delirium.
  2. Identify the symptoms and characteristics of dementia and delirium.
  3. Define the different types of dementia.
  4. Review the initial treatment options for dementia.
  Moderator Carmel Person M.D. Geriatric Medicine Norton Healthcare   Speakers Rachel Hart, D.O.   Geriatric Medicine Specialist Norton Neuroscience Institute   John J. Wernert, M.D., MHA, DLFAPA Executive Medical Director Norton Behavioral Medicine   Moderator and Planner Disclosures  The moderator, speakers and planners for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.   Commercial Support  There was no commercial support for this activity.     Physician Credits American Medical Association   Accreditation Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Resources for Additional Study  Differentiating Between Dementia, Delirium and Depression in Older People   Neuropsychological Measures that Predict Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer's type dementia in Older Adults: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis   Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)   Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)   St. Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMs) The Mini-Cog   Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |November 2021 Course Termination Date | November 2023; Extended to november 2024 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or  
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