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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Luncheon Symposium: 11:45 - 1:15 pm

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

Luncheon Symposium

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA: DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE CAREGIVER*
Robert Stern, MD and Mrs. Meg Curtis, Caregiver

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the distinction between dementia, Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.
  • Increase their awareness of the current research findings related to Alzheimer's disease.
  • Improve their knowledge of the current approaches to Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment.
  • Understand the role of the dementia caregiver, including the stresses involved in caregiving and methods of reducing the stress.

Cognitive impairment is a frightening reality facing many families. In this session, there will be a discussion of Alzheimer's as well as other forms of dementia including current approaches regarding diagnosis and treatment. The stress of Alzheimer's disease upon the caregiver and family will be presented from a clinical perspective and also by the spouse of a patient.

* Approved for Pharmacology Credits