Activity ID



September 18, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine


This module describes the most current information on strategies for improving the quality of life of patients with HIV, dementia, and neurological conditions. Topics covered include communication strategies, how to treat each illness, managing symptoms, coping with multiple losses, and safe care of patients.

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Educational Objectives

• Assess prognosis
• Help patients set realistic goals
• Manage selected HIV-specific symptoms
• Identify the short- and long-term side effects of antiretroviral therapy
• Discuss the withdrawal of antiretroviral therapy
• List the most commonly used atypical antipsychotics, with dosage recommendations and possible adverse effects
• Identify contributing causes to agitation in people with dementia
• Recognize frequent complications in patients with end-stage dementia and an approach to their treatment
• Review hospice eligibility guidelines for dementia and summarize their limitations
• Appreciate the impact of caregiving on people with dementia compared to other life-limiting illnesses
Neurological Conditions
• Recognize common neurological disease presentations
• Understand disease trajectories and prognostic factors for common neurological conditions
• Understand treatment options for common neurological conditions
• Be familiar with end stage issues for common neurological conditions
• Understand when hospice referral is appropriate for common neurological conditions


Palliative Care, Hospice, HIV, Dementia, Neurological Conditions


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

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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