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Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving

Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving

Harvard Medical School
Author(s):  
Zaldy Tan, MPH, James Rudolph, MPH, Angela Botts, MPH, Kathryn Agarwal, MPH
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20281
Date Posted: 
02/13/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/18/2009
CME available CME credits available
Ok Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Abstract: 

Virtual patient (VP) modules on selected geriatric medicine topic of Dementia, Elder Abuse, and Driving

Educational objectives: 

At the end of this case, learners will be able to:

  1. Recognize and diagnose dementia, Alzheimer's dementia and vascular dementia based on DSM-IV criteria.
  2. Distinguish between the common types of dementia (Alzheimer's, vascular, Lewy body) and less common forms (normal pressure hydrocephalus, frontal lobe dementia).
  3. List available treatments for Alzheimer's dementia and vascular dementia and distinguish them according to mechanism of actions and indications.
  4. Recognize confounding conditions (delirium, depression, sensory impairments, drug toxicity) in the evaluation of dementia.
  5. Manage behavioral problems and mood disorders in dementia patients.
  6. Recognize signs of elder mistreatment and be familiar with physician's reporting responsibilities. Enumerate appropriate cognitive, laboratory, and imaging tests for the evaluation of patient presenting with cognitive problems.
  7. Recognize mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and distinguish it from dementia and normal cognition.
  8. Know the resources available to help address physician concerns regarding driving safety in elderly and/or demented patients.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To access the modules, follow the following instructions: Go to: http://mycourses.med.harvard.edu/public Click on view course list Choose: CME-GERI4 (Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving) * Real Player application required to play videos. Free Real Player can be downloaded here: http://realplayer.com/

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Suggested Citation:
Zaldy Tan, Dr. James Rudolph, Dr. Angela Botts and Kathryn Agarwal. Harvard-Reynolds Geriatric Virtual Patient Modules: Dementia, Elder Abuse, Driving. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20281