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SPARK: A CME Course on Lewy Body Dementia 2021 - Online CME Course
Course Directors: Bradley F. Boeve, M.D., Angela M. Lunde, M.A.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a brain disease involving two related clinical disorders: dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD). DLB is the second most common form of degenerative dementia in the elderly next to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
This half day virtual CME course is intended to educate health care providers on detection, diagnosis, treatment and care management of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and to educate healthcare providers on best practices around diagnosis disclosure and become familiar with important referrals that help patients and families address the daily difficulties associated with LBD.
The program includes a combination of immersive learning through lectures, film experience, and panel discussions.
|Allied Health Professional, NP, PA, Nurses, Retirees||$75|
This course is targeted to primary care physicians, specialty physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, and physical therapist. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in family medicine, geriatrics, hospice and palliative medicine, internal medicine, lifestyle and mind-body medicine, medical genetics and genomics, palliative Medicine, physical medicine & rehab, preventative medicine, psychiatry and neurology, psychology and mental health.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the neuropathology underlying DLB and how the distribution of pathology correlates with symptom presentation
- Define diagnostic criteria of LBD
- Describe specific reasons why a timely diagnosis is valuable to person with LBD and their families
- Outline the principles of LBD care and medical management
- Become familiar with LBD resources to recommend and refer families to including local LBD programs and the LBDA
- Outline ‘best practices’ when disclosing a diagnosis
Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.
Lewy Body Dementia Association
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 3.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
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- 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.25 ANCC
- 3.25 Attendance