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Caring for Patients with Dementia

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Caring for Patients with Dementia

Guest: Ericka E. Tung, M.D.Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD) The topic of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias was discussed along with the importance of providing care of the patient’s care-givers…
November 3, 2020
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Caring for Patients with Dementia

Guest: Ericka E. Tung, M.D.

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

The topic of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias was discussed along with the importance of providing care of the patient’s care-givers by Dr. Ericka Tung, a geriatrician in the Division of Community Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Specific topics discussed include:

  • Common symptoms seen in early dementia.
  • Mild cognitive impairment and its progression to dementia.
  • Importance of stability of lifestyle in the life of patients with dementia.
  • Discussing the diagnosis of dementia with the patient and family.
  • Using a mental status exam in the evaluation of patients with suspected dementia.
  • Establishing a diagnosis in patients with early dementia.
  • The role of formal psychological testing in patients with suspected dementia.
  • The needs of care-givers of dementia patients.
  • Importance of respite care for the care-givers of dementia patients.
  • Evaluating driving skills in patients with early dementia.
  • Advanced care planning for dementia patients.

Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at https://ce.mayo.edu/ or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.

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