Describe the major types of dementia, their risk factors, and their similarities and differences.
Identify the signs and symptoms of cognitive impairment in older adults.
Evaluate patients with cognitive impairment, using validated cognitive assessment tools along with other clinical information.
Summarize indications for cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine for patients with dementia, and discuss when such treatments should be discontinued, based on an assessment of meaningful benefit and adverse drug effects.
Describe exercise and other lifestyle interventions for patients with dementia.
Discuss advance care planning for patients with dementia early in the disease course before patients lose decision-making capacity.
Address caregiver burden by providing support and resources for caregivers and family members of patients with dementia.
Summarize supports for caregivers when patients with dementia need to retire from driving due to safety issues.