Negotiating the Many Facets of Cognitive Impairment:Practical Guidance and New Tools for the Diagnosis of Dementia– The major demographic risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is age, with risk doubling approximately every 5 years after age 65, and by the age of 85 the chance of having dementia due to AD ranges from 25% to 40%. This activity will provide the primary care practitioner with the most current ideology and data regarding AD. This will include a review of the amyloid theory of AD, an overview of the newly revised National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association (NIA/AA) diagnostic criteria for AD, and methods by which the internist can apply this science to clinical practice. Amyloid PET imaging techniques and their utility and limitations in the differential diagnosis of AD will also be reviewed.
Describe screening techniques to identify patients across all three phases of AD.
Summarize the clinical data underlying the use of amyloid PET imaging and radiotracers to aid in the detection of ß-amyloid plaque.
Review the clinical application of amyloid PET imaging in the diagnostic workup of patients at risk for AD.
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