New Trends in Dementia Diagnosis and Care - Webinar Series

Open to all at no cost

This free three part Zoom webinar series will address some of the new developments in treatment and care of dementias, focusing on emerging areas of research and practice. Although these webinars are targeted for clinicians, family members and community members are welcome to attend.

Session One - January 26: Dementia in Primary Care: Prevalence to Partnerships

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Dr. Kristoffer Rhoads - Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, co-director of Project ECHO- Dementia and Chair of the Health and Medical Subcommittee of the Dementia Action Collaborative

Session One will provide background on health and health care disparities for cognitive impairment and dementia and explore lifestyle interventions (i.e., risk reduction, exercise, diet, cognitive stimulation) that have impact on cognition and neurological disease processes, from prodromal phases to early dementia.

Session Two - February 2: Dementia in Primary Care: Identification and Advance Care Planning 

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Dr. Barak Gaster - Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Primary care physician, and Director of Cognition in Primary Care.

Session Two will evaluate how cognitive concerns can be managed in the primary care setting and explore tools to help express and document their values and preferences as families navigate difficult decisions related to goals of care discussions during a dementia illness.

Session Three - February 9: Early diagnosis, biomarkers and intervention in Alzheimer’s disease

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Dr. Thomas Grabowski - Professor of Radiology and Neurology at the University of Washington, leads the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Session Three will explore some of the new diagnostic and treatment options for dementia and evaluate recent developments around anti-amyloid antibody treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other strategies promoted to enhance brain health. Participants will learn about the current research about how dementias disrupt brain function, the role of biomarkers, and the current efficacy of diagnostic and treatment options.

Register for all three sessions (January 26, February 2, and February 9, 2022) at the link below.

We hope you will attend all the sessions, but you are welcome to join any that fit your schedule and interests. 

CME will be offered. Please contact for information about continuing education credits.

Disclosure:  No one in control of content for this educational activity has disclosed a relevant financial interest with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Western Washington University. PeaceHealth St. Joseph is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 3.75 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


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