Massachusetts Medical Society: Diagnosis, Treatment & Care of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Diagnosis, Treatment & Care of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Diagnosis, Treatment & Care of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Course Overview

Developed in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (MA BORIM) has set forth a training requirement for physicians and other health care professionals who serve an adult population. This 5-part series aligns with MA BORIM’s requirement and exposes clinicians to prevention techniques, psychopharmological options and care planning for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias including patient centered approaches to communicating with the patient and their family.

This training series satisfies the requirements of MGL c. 112, s. 2.

Module 1: Diagnosis & Prevention
Module 2: Screening & Testing
Module 3: Non-Pharmacologic Management
Module 4: Pharmacologic Treatment
Module 5: Ongoing Care 

Intended Audience
Physicians and other health care professionals required to take Alzheimer's disease and related dementias training, and others interested in this topic.

After participating in this activity, you should be able to:

  • Employ a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia
  • Describe non-pharmacological management options
  • Discuss pharmacological treatment, including psychopharmacological options
  • Identify the elements required for billing Care Planning under CPT Code 99483

Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc
Lorraine D. Kermond, MSG, CDP
Edward R. Marcantonio, MD, SM
Daniel Press, MD
Susan Rowlett, LICSW

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)  Member Physician: $70.00
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free 
Non-MMS Member Physician: $157.50
Non-Member Resident/Student: $35.00
Allied Health Professional/Other: $56.00

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video/3.5 hours

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 3.50 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

You must complete the exam at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: February 5, 2020
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: February 5, 2023

System requirements:

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:  
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices) 

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