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Alzheimer's disease: the diagnosis and treatment of vascular dementias

Credits: 
2 Category A Credits
Open to: 
NDs, health-care practitioners, third-year students
Price: 
$59

Course description

The course will review different types of vascular dementias that include Alzheimer’s disease and how diagnosis is made using clinical and lab data. We will also do an exercise using different tools to measure global cognition that include the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and St. Louis Mental Status (SLUMS) that are all clinician-friendly assessments. Case reports will be used to describe different types of dementias and highlight features. FDA-approved therapies for AD will be reviewed, along with plasma and MRI biomarkers that are currently used in research but have the potential to transition to the clinic setting. A review of current pivotal clinical trials and current clinical trials investigating a range of potential therapies will be included.

Learning objectives:

  • Have a better understanding of different types of vascular dementias that include Alzheimer’s disease
  • Have a better understanding of how AD diagnosis is made
  • Have a better understanding of current conventional therapies for AD
  • Have a better understanding new imaging technology, ethical implications
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  • Awareness of outcomes of major intervention studies and of current interventions that are being evaluated in clinical trial
  • Course outline:

    • Review different types of vascular dementias that include Alzheimer’s disease
    • Review how AD diagnosis is made
    • Review current FDA-approved conventional therapies for AD
    • Review new imaging technology, ethical implications.
    • Review of outcomes of major intervention studies and of current interventions that are being evaluated in clinical trial.
INSTRUCTORS/SPEAKERS

Lynne Shinto - Instructor

Lynne Shinto, ND, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Obstetrics and Gynecology-Integrative Medicine Division at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She earned her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, in 2000 and her Master of Public Health from OHSU in 2006. She is the principal investigator on studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the OHSU Foundation that evaluate natural therapies for brain wellness. Dr. Shinto provides naturopathic medicine care at OHSU’s Center for Women’s Health and is deeply involved in moving forward the integration of all types of medicine. Dr. Shinto enjoys cooking and hanging out with her husband and 10 year old daughter.

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