Activity

Activity ID

3599

Expires

September 26, 2020

Format Type

Enduring

CME Credit

0.5

Fee

$30
CME Provider

JAMA

Description

Alzheimer disease causes progressive neurologic deterioration and is reasonably common in elderly patients. It is characterized by specific patterns of memory loss, which progressively worsens and for which there is no treatment. Recent drug trials have been disappointing in that promising medications have failed to affect the disease. Interesting new hypotheses have emerged from basic science research suggesting that the neurofibrillary tangles characteristic of Alzheimer brain lesions form in response to infection of the brain. Interview with Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, of Harvard University; Berislav Zlokovic, MD, PhD, of the University of Southern California; and Andy Josephson, MD, of the University of California San Francisco, and editor of JAMA Neurology.

Link to article: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2604302

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1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

To understand the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer disease as well as ideas about its underlying pathophysiology.

Keywords

Dementia and Cognitive Impairment, Neurology

Competencies

Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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