Activity ID



June 5, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine


Providing appropriate care and support for individuals with dementia and their families is difficult and especially so in rural communities. According to a study published in Rural and Remote Health in 2014, (“Rural and remote dementia care challenges and needs: perspectives of formal and informal care providers residing in Saskatchewan, Canada”) physicians and other healthcare providers included in the study “Indicated a need for more continuing education focused on dementia assessment, management, and family support strategies.” As demonstrated by a 2015 study in Neurology journal, “The Project ECHO model has proven to be an effective tool for dementia care education and training in the state of New Mexico.” ( Dementia Care Training for Primary Care Providers: Project ECHO™ (P6.182) Janice Knoefel, Carla Herman Neurology Apr 2015, 84 (14 Supplement) P6.18. The Dementia 360 ECHO team at Oregon ECHO Network hopes to replicate those results to Oregon.

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Educational Objectives

1. Identify the common types and prevalence of dementia.
2. Conduct a memory assessment using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.
3. Assess family members for burden and discuss options for support.
4. Discuss non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options for behavioral symptoms of dementia.
5. Describe the process for reporting an unsafe driver
6. Describe the process for reporting a case of suspected elder abuse or neglect.


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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