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Case 2: Patient With Cognitive Impairment Due to Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia

  • Authors: Soo Borson, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 10/14/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 10/14/2023
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This activity is intended for primary care physicians (PCPs) (including internal medicine, family medicine, geriatricians), AD specialists, neurologists, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs) caring for patients with AD across the globe.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to identify and communicate with patients experiencing early forms of cognitive impairment.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

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    • Important elements to communicate with patients following the identification of a specific cause of cognitive impairment
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Identification of specific causes of cognitive impairment in patients


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  • Soo Borson, MD

    Professor, Clinical Family Medicine
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, California 
    Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, Washington 


    Soo Borson, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Consultant or advisor for: Biogen; Genentech; Roche 


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    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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Case 2: Patient With Cognitive Impairment Due to Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia

Authors: Soo Borson, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 10/14/2022

Valid for credit through: 10/14/2023


Sylvia is a 72-year-old mother and grandmother who has been showing signs of forgetfulness for the past 6 months. She has always prided herself on preparing and managing an elaborate holiday meal, but this year, she was unable to do so without assistance. These difficulties prompt one of her daughters to bring her in for assessment.



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