Advanced Dementia - Caregiver Challenges

February 5, 2019

Facilitator: Esther Luo, MD

Panelists: Katayoun Mehraby, MD; Winston Koo, MD; Joan Shulze, Caregiver; Bruce Barsi, Caregiver

Target Audience

Target Audience: All Physicians, Palliative Care Staff, Transitions Staff

Learning Objectives

 

Objectives:

  • Discuss the challenges physicians encounter in caring for patients with advanced dementia and their caregivers.
  • Discuss the challenges caregivers face when caring for their loved ones from a medical standpoint, decision making, day to day care, placement dilemma, and financial.
  • Partner with caregivers in medical decision making and talking through tough decisions (i.e. going to the ER, re-hospitalization, getting a certain test as work-up and what we will do with the test result).
  • Discuss the goals of care with caregivers and validate the concerns to maintain quality of life.

 

Cases discussed:

#1: Patient A.B. A 90-year-old woman living with her husband with fail health at an assisted living facility diagnosed with advanced dementia.   Emergency room visit in October for Failure to Thrive.

#2: Patient J.S. An 83-year-old gentleman diagnosed with multiple medical conditions including Atrial Fibrillation, prostate cancer, CAD, BPH, HTN, falls, and advanced dementia.   Two back to back hospitalizations for pneumonia at another KP hospital approximately 3 months prior to his death at a facility with hospice care.

Additional Information

Location: 
Building: 
Santa Clara Medical Offices
Conference room: 
MOB A1
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Geriatrics
Course opens: 
02/05/2019
Course expires: 
02/19/2019
Event starts: 
02/05/2019 - 12:30pm
Event ends: 
02/05/2019 - 1:30pm
710 Lawrence Expy.
Santa Clara, CA
United States

FACULTY & DISCLOSURE:
The presenter & planning committee members for this activity have disclosed that they have no relevant relationships with commercial or industry organizations. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee/faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand name products.

Kaiser Santa Clara is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kaiser Santa Clara designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Medical Knowledge (MK) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

FACULTY & DISCLOSURE:
The presenter & planning committee members for this activity have disclosed that they have no relevant relationships with commercial or industry organizations. The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee/faculty for this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand name products.

Kaiser Santa Clara is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kaiser Santa Clara designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Medical Knowledge (MK) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Geriatrics

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/05/2019
Course expires: 
02/19/2019
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