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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


B01a - Keynote Address: Memory Lessons: How My Father's Dementia Changed My Life


Mar 6, 2009 8:00am ‐ Mar 6, 2009 10:30am

Standard: $24.00

Description

AMDCP Credit Designation:

This session has been approved for a total of 1 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presenter(s): Jerald Winakur, MD,FACP, CMD

Disclosure(s):
Jerald Winakur, MD, FACP, CMD has norelevant financial relationships to disclose.

Session Description:
As a son, geriatrician and CMD, Dr. Winakur shares the storyof his father’s dementia and reflects on his unique perspective as both physician and caregiver. This is the subject of “Memory Lessons: A Doctor’s Story”, a novel-length memoir-manifesto Dr. Winakur authored that takes issue with the system that seemed to punish his father and the entire family. Through his unique voice, the audience will find a poignant story in which the personal becomes universal, and provides inspiration to change the status quo.

Learning Objectives:
  • Compare and contrast the perspectives of a geriatrician and a son inthe face of a father with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Illustrate the experience patients and their loved ones face whencoming into contact with the care system
  • Explain the challenges and opportunities for improvement in thenursing facility with the assistance of the medical director

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