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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C04 - Neuropsychiatric Approaches to Subcortical Dementias


Mar 7, 2009 11:00am ‐ Mar 7, 2009 12:30pm

Standard: $24.00

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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

References:
Butler RNLewis MI Sunderland T Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial andBiomedical Approaches 4th Edition NewYork McMillan
Osview F Neuropsychiatry and Mental Health Services 1999American Psychiatric Press
Huber SJ Paulson SW The concept of Subcortical Dementias Am JPsychiatry. 1985 Nov;142(11):1312-7.
Chan Daniel K.Y., Cordato Dennis J. O'Rourke FintanManagement for motor and non motor complications in late Parkinson's DiseaseGeriatrics Vol 63 Number 5 May 2008

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