Updates in the Management of Agitation Associated with Dementia Due to Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

3:00PM – 4:00PM ET

Please note this TeleECHO program is 3:00PM Eastern, 2:00PM Central, 1:00PM Mountain and 12:00PM Pacific.

PRESENTING FACULTY

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, FANA
Vice Chairman for Research and Professor
Department of Neurology
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This interactive TeleECHO program is designed to provide clinicians who manage patients with Alzheimer’s disease with up-to-date information on agitation in these patients, the impact of agitation on patient and caregiver quality of life, behavioral approaches to managing agitation, and new and investigational medical therapies.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This innovative and community-based educational activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care clinicians, geriatricians, psychiatrists, and neurologists as well as patients and caregivers concerning the identification of agitation associated with Alzheimer’s disease and appropriate management strategies.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of agitation in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including changes in neurotransmitter levels, eg, norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine
  • Evaluate best practices in screening to identify AD-related agitation
  • Describe the pharmacologic profile of and clinical data for current and emerging agents for the management of AD-related agitation
  • Recognize the impact agitation has on patient/caregiver quality of life
  • Identify opportunities for caregivers to manage agitation in patients with AD-associated agitation

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this virtually live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the virtually live activity.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSES (ANCC) CREDIT DESIGNATION

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making expertise before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at [email protected]

Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at www.medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at [email protected]

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