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Alzheimer's Disease: Insights Into Optimal Care

  • Authors: Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD; James E. Galvin, MD, MPH; Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
  • CME / CE Released: 10/11/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 10/11/2023, 11:59 PM EST
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for neurologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses involved in the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to diagnose early forms of AD and understand investigational therapies for AD management.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinically relevant tools to assess cognitive impairment in older adults 
    • Mechanism of action of emerging pharmacotherapies for the management of AD 
    • Clinical trial data for emerging pharmacotherapies for the management of AD
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Accurately diagnosing early stages of AD 


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Session Chair

  • Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology
    Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research
    Director, Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
    Rochester, Minnesota


    Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Biogen, Inc.; Eisai, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; Nestle, Inc.; Merck, Inc.; Roche, Inc.


  • James E. Galvin, MD, MPH

    Professor of Neurology
    Director of the Comprehensive Program for Brain Health
    University of Miami
    Miller School of Medicine
    Miami, Florida


    James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Alpha Cognition; Biogen; Cognivue; Eisai; PassageBio

  • Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology
    University of Kentucky
    College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky


    Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Contracted researcher for: AbbVie; Alector; Biohaven; Eisai; Lilly; Neurovision; Novo Nordisk


  • Meg Monday

    Senior Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC 


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  • Frances McFarland, PhD, MA

    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC  


    Frances McFarland, PhD, MA, has no relevant financial relationships.   

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Lisa Simani, APRN, MS, ACNP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC 


    Lisa Simani, APRN, MS, ACNP, has no relevant financial relationships. 

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Awarded 0.75 contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs; 0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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Alzheimer's Disease: Insights Into Optimal Care

Authors: Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD; James E. Galvin, MD, MPH; Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / CE Released: 10/11/2022

Valid for credit through: 10/11/2023, 11:59 PM EST


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