Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: What Illinois Medical Professionals Need to Know
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
ISMS members: Free
This course will provide information about the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Early diagnosis and thoughtful treatment and management strategies in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias are important for maximizing quality of life for patients with these conditions. Furthermore, early detection may allow for treatment and management strategies that may help slow the progression of the disease. All physicians who may potentially engage with patients who are at risk for developing dementia should be up to date on the latest tools to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of these conditions.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe assessment tools that can be used to help in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- Identify and apply effective communication strategies for working with patients
- Describe options and strategies for effective management and care planning for patients
Physician and clinician policyholders
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Chad Yucus, MD
Chad Yucus, MD is an expert in memory disorders and dementia, focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and he completed residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Yucus is board certified in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neurology.
Meets State-Mandated Requirements
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit