Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and the New Disclosure Law
These materials are only intended for those that attended the live activity, Alzheimer's, Dementia, and the New Disclosure Law, held March 8, 2022.
Recently, a new state law in Massachusetts set new responsibilities for healthcare professionals (HCPs) around training and education on the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. This activity will focus on the implications of the newly enacted state law regarding disclosure of Alzheimer’s disease status to family members of the patient, and the associated responsibilities of the HCP. In addition, participants will examine the evolving nature of Alzheimer’s research and treatment. Important issues in the workup and treatment of patients with cognitive decline will be identified.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Reliant Medical Group.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners, PAs and physicians who have an interest in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other causes of cognitive decline.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define clinical responsibilities as they relate to the new MA state law about cognitive decline.
- Describe general concepts about “clinical Alzheimer’s disease (ALZ)” and “biological ALZ.”
- Recognize the differential diagnoses for dementia and identify mimics of this disorder.
Joshua Claunch, MD
Neurology, Reliant Medical Group
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Reliant Medical Group. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit designation statements
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.0 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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