Dementia 2017: The Brain Under Assault – Continuing Education Conference

Dementia 2017: The Brain Under Assault - Continuing Education ConferenceDescription

The brain is vulnerable to assault by conditions both internal and external to our bodies, which can cause dementia.  This course will examine a few of the more common disorders that can injure the brain, as well as potential interventions to forestall damage. Topics include:

Dementia from Brain Trauma

Dementia from Vascular Disease

Dementia from Metabolic Disorders

Dementia from Inflammatory Disorders

Rehabilitating the Traumatized Brain

Cognitive Cure-alls: Separating Fact from Fiction           

Sports & Concussions: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (provides 1 credit of ethics)

Learning Objectives

1. Explain the effect of repetitive head trauma on the brain;

2. Recognize how illness in the body can assail the brain;

3. Employ strategies to protect and repair the brain.

Target Audience

This course is recommended for primary care providers, neurologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, and other health care professionals who treat patients with neurocognitive and/or neurological disorders.

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Course Director:

Charles Bernick, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Featuring guest speaker: 
George Kunz, JD
Former NFL Offensive Lineman         
Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Colts

Accreditation

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™