Board of Directors Meeting
SBMS Social Event
October 15, 2019 6-8 PM
Dr. Zook's Home, Sauk Rapids
Join fellow physicians and community members at the 2018 Dementia Summit in St. Cloud, to discuss the New Dementia Care Models and learn about community resources.
Here is a Directory offered by the Central Minnesota Council on Aging for services for seniors with or without dementia concerns.
Mom, did you use salt instead of sugar to make this pie?
Minnesota Medical Association Releases Practical, Evidence-Based Dementia Training Webinars – Just in Time for the Holidays.
The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate. For many, it may be the first time that cognitive changes are noticed. As a clinician, you may have more patients and families coming to you for help.
The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), in partnership with ACT on Alzheimer’s, has launched two webinars aimed at helping you to provide better care for your patients living with cognitive impairment.
Using a case-based format, these trainings offer evidence-based tools to support providers in the delivery of high quality, efficient, effective care to the growing population of older adults living with cognitive impairment. The content is practical and offers step-by-step guidance for integrating best practices into routine care. Topics include identifying cognitive impairment, the diagnostic work-up, communicating results, and managing functional changes and behavioral symptoms that can complicate care and negatively impact outcomes.
As you may know, cognitive assessment and management of common dementia related symptoms are now quality measures in CMS’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). These webinars can provide you with the most up-to-date dementia management tools to ensure provision of optimal care.
Best Practices for Detection and Early Management of Dementia
Speaker: Dr. Terry Barclay, PhD, HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging
Managing Dementia through the Continuum
Speaker: Dr. Ericka Tung, MD, Mayo Clinic
Describe the rational for early detection of dementia
Utilize evidence-based tools to improve dementia detection and treatment
Recognize key management priorities throughout the continuum of dementia
Manage neuropsychiatric symptoms
The Minnesota Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Access the webinars through the MMA or ACT on Alzheimer’s.
ACT on Alzheimer’s: http://www.actonalz.org/dementia-education