The Increasingly Vital Role of Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis & Treatment in Averting the Amyloid Tipping Point

Activity Overview

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a growing public health concern, and as the aging population rapidly increases, so too does the number of individuals affected by AD. The recent availability of therapy for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early-stage AD has increased the need for early screening. In this uniquely designed, reflective activity, learners are presented with 2 cases related to AD and challenged to think about how the patients could have been better assessed/managed. A multidisciplinary discussion between a primary care physician (PCP) and neurologist will combine elements of cognitive assessment, proper screening and referral, and early management to demonstrate the critical relationship PCPs and neurologists have in identifying and managing patients with MCI/early-stage AD.

0.50 CE Credit(s)
Expires: April 14, 2023

Target Audience

This activity is intended for neurology and primary care clinicians (MD/DO/NP/PA) engaged in the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease with the help of screening tools, biomarkers, and neuroimaging techniques
  • Integrate approved and emerging anti-amyloid β therapies for the treatment of mild cognitive impairment and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Activity Faculty

Sabbagh_Marwan@2x

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN (chair)

Professor, Neurology
Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ

Jones_Warren@2x

Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP

Professor Emeritus, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Chief Health Officer, The Jones Group of Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Provider Statement

This activity is provided by RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Supporter Statement

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Biogen MA, Inc.

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