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Alzheimer Disease (AD) is a degenerative disease that most commonly affects the elderly, although it is occasionally detected as early as middle age. AD accounts for over half of all diagnosed dementia, the prevalence of which is increasing. Once there is a diagnosis of probable AD, one must determine which pharmacotherapy, if any, is most appropriate for treatment of the patient. The literature suggests that gaps in care on the part of healthcare professionals exist. While some physicians continue to use the antiquated, nonspecific term “senile dementia” as a descriptive diagnosis of AD, perhaps suggesting a lack of understanding of the gravity of the disease state or its associated pathophysiology, other report feeling uncertain at times about now to best diagnosis of the disease, particularly in its very early stages. Moreover, a number of different practice guidelines have been updated recently, and HCPs are often unable to keep up with the publishing of literature and evolution of clinical practice.
Healthcare professionals specializing in: neurology, gerontology, internal medicine, palliative care, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with AD or who frequently encounter them or their caregivers in practice.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company.
Release Date: July 09, 2020 -- Expiration Date: July 09, 2022
Faculty: Mario Mendez, MD
Epidemiology of and risk factors for AD
Symptomology and diagnosis of AD
Treatment in patients with AD
Summary, conclusions, and best practice recap
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Faculty Disclosure: Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD, Director, Behavioral Neurology Program, Professor Neurology and Psychiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,has no relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.
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Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Eli Lilly and Company.
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