AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Charles A. Cefalu, MD, MS; Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC; Mario Cornacchione, DO, CMD Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session provides attendees with an update on the Clinical Practice Guideline for Dementia that was revised in mid-2008 by the Clinical Practice Committee of AMDA. This is especially relevant to pharmacological options including new indications for cholinesterace inhibitors and anti-psychotic agents. The session is intended for the medical director, primary care physician, Director of Nursing, nursing staff, medical social worker, case manager, nutritionist,rehab specialist, and health care administrator. Learning Objectives:
Recite the main steps of the AMDA Dementia Clinical PracticeGuideline
Discuss the definition and diagnosis of dementia in long term care
Describe the principles of non-pharmacological management of dementia
Review the major changes in pharmacological management of dementia inthe long term care setting
References: See References for AMDA Dementia Clinical Practice GuidelineUpdate-2008-in process