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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2 CK Test Prep Series 09-10: No. 92--Forgetfulness...or is it?

Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2 CK Test Prep Series 09-10: No. 92--Forgetfulness...or is it?

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Authors:  
Andrew Dentino, MS, Betsy Goebel Jones, MS, John Spencer, MS, James Lemert, MS, Vijay Narendran, MS
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20676
Posted: 
10/07/2010
Updated: 
01/22/2013
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Abstract: 

The Step2CK Test Prep Series was created by fourth-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the fourth-year geriatrics rotation. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2009 Step 2CK Sample Exam. For more information on the series, go to http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseri....

Educational objectives: 

This episode is based on Question 92 on page 57 of the 2009 Step2CK Sample Exam.

Learning Objectives: the third-year medical student studying for the Step2CK exam should be able to:

  • Know the normal age-associated changes in cognition
  • List the common neurodegenerative disorders: (1) Alzheimer's Disease, (2) Pick's Disease, (3) Parkinson's Disease
  • Know the metabolic/endocrine causes of dementia: (1) B12 deficiency, (2) Alcohol related dementia, (3) Thyroid disease
  • List the vascular and psychiatric causes of dementia
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Contact person/corresponding author: 
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones: betsy.jones@ttuhsc.edu
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Dr. Andrew Dentino, James Lemert, Vijay Narendran and John Spencer. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 2 CK Test Prep Series 09-10: No. 92--Forgetfulness...or is it?. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20676