On Behalf of James Michael Ellison, MD MPH:

On Behalf of James Michael Ellison, MD MPH:

Swank Memory Care Symposium, March 11
Save the date for "Managing Dementia - A Multidisciplinary Approach" presented by the Swank Memory Care Center on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8 a.m.-noon at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. This symposium is appropriate for primary care clinicians, nurses, social workers and other providers and will focus on important clinical issues in the treatment of memory impaired patients.

This is a multidisciplinary conference for geriatric psychiatrists, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, occupational therapy and social work. All participants must go to https://cchs.cloud-cme.com/dementia2016 and follow the prompts to register. There is no charge to attend.

  1. Explain the latest evidence-based practice in the management of agitation in the demented patient.
  2. Effectively utilize nonpharmacologic treatment in controlling behaviors.
  3. Distinguish common sexual expressions among older adults with dementia and how to appropriately approach intimacy with the dementia patient and their partner.
  4. Recognize when and why it’s appropriate to refer the dementia patient to hospice.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MEDICUSCME and Christiana Care Health System. MEDICUSCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DESIGNATION MEDICUSCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of MEDICUSCME to ensure all its sponsored educational activities are planned, developed and conducted in accordance with the ACCME’s Essential Areas and Policies. In accordance with these requirements, MEDICUSCME has Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policies that are designed to ensure that all sponsored educational activities are fair, balanced, independent and evidence-based.

''Re-thinking the Management of Behavioral Problems Associated with Dementia'' Joel E. Streim, M.D., Geriatric Psychiatrist University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ''Sexual Expression Among Older Adults with Dementia'' Elizabeth Galik, Ph.D., CRNP, University of Maryland School of Nursing Baltimore, MD ''Dementia and Hospice Care'' Daniel DePietropaolo, M.D., Family Medicine Compassionate Care Hospice