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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2008 Feb;15(2):87-100
Diagnosis and treatment of alzheimer's disease
Edwards-Lee T, Chung JA

Educational Needs Addressed Alzheimerís disease (AD), the most prevalent dementia, is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive cognitive impairment and is often accompanied by behavioral symptoms. An estimated 5 million persons in the United States currently have AD. Most cases of AD are diagnosed and managed by community-based physicians, often the primary care provider. As evidence-based therapeutic options expand, it is increasingly important for physicians to achieve an accurate diagnosis, to identify comorbid disorders and other potentially contributing factors, and to offer individualized treatments based on a patientís specific diagnoses, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and psychosocial needs. Additionally, the aging of the population necessitates patient education about healthy life habits that may decrease the risk of dementia. Educational Objectives After participating in this CME activity, primary care physicians should be able to 1. Accurately determine the diagnosis of dementia in patients with memory problems 2. Distinguish AD from other causes of dementia 3. Recognize and treat the cognitive and behavioral impairments in patients with dementia 4. Describe appropriate treatment for the different stages of AD 5. Describe lifestyle habits or modifications that may decrease the likelihood of developing dementia

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