Dementia CME Series:Psychosocial Interventions for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia

Step Status
Video/Document Presentation
Starts On: Fri, 2/16/18: 12:00 AM
Ends On: Fri, 2/7/20: 12:00 AM
Type: Internet Activity Enduring Material
CME Hours: 1
Description: Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease at SUNY Downstate - Dementia CME Series

Psychosocial Interventions for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia
Mary Mittelman, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Research Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

Caregivers of people with dementia are at high risk of psychological morbidity and associated breakdown in care. A number of different intervention programs have been described in the literature for caregivers of people with dementia. The literature emphasizes the importance of identifying family caregivers early in the caring process to optimize well-being. This lecture demonstrates that psychosocial intervention have significant, positive effects on burden and satisfaction for caregivers of people with dementia.

Disclosures: Course Director/Planners:Drs. Carl Cohen and Michael Reinhardt - The members of the Planning Committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Presenter discosures: Dr. Lama Bazzi is the co-founder of

How To Obtain Credit
1. To receive CME credits, view all of the presentations, which should take 1 hour of your time.
2. To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME Credits within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

RELEASE DATE: 2/2018; VALID UNTIL: 2/2020; LAST REVIEW: 2/2018;

Accreditation/Designation Statements:
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.                

SUNY Downstate Medical Center designates this internet enduring 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.  

Social Workers
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board
for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0469.
Objectives: After viewing the videos, participants will be able to:
-increase their competencies by being knowledgeable about the current state of dementia diagnosis & treatment;
-know the pathology and pathophysiology, nonpharmacological management of behavioral symptoms, pharmacological
management of dementia and its behavioral symptoms; 
- Apply the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment.

Target Audience: primary care and specialist physicians, nurses, social workers & other HCPs.
Sponsor: This lecture is being sponsored by an eduational grant from NYS Department of Health Center for Alzheimer Disease.

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