This course will expire on July 15. New Best Practices in Dementia Care and Caregiver Support courses will launch on July 17.

What You’ll Learn

  1. Discuss how to assess the patient’s preference for information regarding prognosis
  2. Describe how to elicit patient permission to discuss prognosis
  3. Explain how to deliver a clear assessment of prognosis with respect to its emotional impact
  4. Identify patient and family coping mechanisms after receiving a prognosis

This course was created with generous support from the nonprofit Gary and Mary West Health Institute.

What You’ll Earn

Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Case Management: 1.00 CE
  • Nursing: 1.00 CNE
  • Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
  • Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)

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Tools & Resources

Discussing Your Patient's Dementia Diagnosis Key Takeaways
MEMBERS ONLY locked

Stepwise approach for discussing a dementia diagnosis with patients and caregivers.

Tips for Communicating with People Living with Dementia
MEMBERS ONLY locked

Guidelines for clinicians and caregivers.

Course References: Discussing Your Patient's Dementia Diagnosis
MEMBERS ONLY locked

Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2018.

What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Shared by Caring.com Reviewed and updated April 2024

What Is Dementia? Types, Early Signs & Stages

Shared by Caring.com Reviewed and updated April 2024

The Impact of Music and Memory on Resident Level Outcomes in California Nursing Homes

A journal article about a study of the effects of a nonpharmacologic intervention, Music and Memory (M&M), on residents with dementia and/or behavioral problems living in nursing homes.

Cindy Barton, MSN, GNP, BC. Nurse Practitioner, UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA. Consultant Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Stefanie Bonigut, LCSW. Family Services Manager. Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Jim Palmer, MSW, LCSW. Palliative Care Social Worker. Mount Sinai Hospital.

Marta Kazandijan, MA, CCC-SLP, BSC-S. Director, Division Speech Pathology and Swallowing. New York Presbyterian Queens and Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Gina Decker. Caregiver.

Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*

Komal D’Souza, MD. Palliative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine.*

Nora Brennan, RN. Cardiology. University of Pennsylvania Hospital System.

Timothy Adams, RN. Palliative Care. Tanner Medical Center.

Kristin Chouinard, RN, CHPN. Gerontology. North Shore Elder Services, Partners Healthcare.

Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.

*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer

Contact information: For answers to frequently asked questions about CAPC courses, read the Online Course FAQ. For technical questions about course activity, email [email protected]. For questions about continuing education credits, contact 201-957-0077.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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