AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Clinical 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Larry E. Banta, MD Disclosure(s): Larry E. Banta, MD is a speaker for Eli Lilly, Janssen and Abbott. Session Description: This session presents a practical neuropsychiatric approach to the understanding and treatment of 3 common subcortical dementias: Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis in the long term care facility. Learning Objectives:
Define the concept of subcortical dementias
Discuss basic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and the symptom andbehavioral correlates
Design a multimodal approach to provide symptomatic relief for apatient suffering from a subcortical dementia
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