Dementia: Relieving Suffering for Patients and Families
What You’ll Learn
- Describe the prevalence and burden of dementia on patients, families, and the health care system
- Recognize and anticipate the disease trajectory of dementia and its impact on prognosis and treatment
- Identify and address the sources of suffering for patients and families dealing with dementia
What You’ll Earn
Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:
- Medicine: 1.00 CME, 1.00 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Tools & Resources
Stages of cognitive function for those suffering from a degenerative dementia such as Alzheimer's disease.
A functional scale designed to evaluate patients in the middle and late stages of dementia.
Tool to assess pain in cognitively impaired patients.
Approaches for addressing nutrition at the end of life
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Guidance on billing for care planning services for individuals who are cognitively impaired. Alzheimer’s Association, 2017.
Key statistics, and guidance on care planning including using billing codes for services provided to cognitively impaired patients. Alzheimer’s Association, February 2017.
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2018.
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine; Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research; Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF, CMD. Senior VP Advocacy and Public Policy, LeadingAge.
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Komal D’Souza, MD. Palliative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine.*
Megan E. Rau, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer