• Length:
    1 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

Recommend to take initial course in the series, Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: A Primer - Guidelines, Ethnic Differences, and Assessment, should be taken prior to other courses in the series as it addresses the diagnosis and treatment of Dementia

About this course

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Overview

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine

Although dementia is the most common diagnosis in older adulthood it is under-recognized in primary care. This gap in recognition is even greater for patients, their caregivers and families who belong to various ethnic and racial minority populations. As U.S. residents are aging, and becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, physicians and other healthcare providers will increasingly need to tailor their care to specific populations. This series of continuing education activities is designed to help healthcare providers recognize dementia, select culturally appropriate assessment tools, and communicate effectively about dementia care in ethnically and racially diverse populations.

This course, Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: South Asian American Populations, will provide information on assessing and caring for Dementia patients, their families, and caregivers in South Asian American Populations. The initial course in the series, Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: A Primer - Guidelines, Ethnic Differences, and Assessment, should be taken prior to other courses in the series as it addresses the diagnosis and treatment of Dementia, while this course addresses best practices, cultural information, and appropriate assessment tools for African American populations.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians in primary care, family practice, internal medicine and psychiatry specialties and nurses and social workers who work with older people.

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

Additional Instructors

Yuan Marian Tzuang, MSW
Annecy Majoros, BA
Cynthia Nakayama, BS

What you'll learn

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  • Select culturally appropriate dementia assessment tools for South Asian American patients.
  • Utilize strategies to communicate effectively about dementia care with the families of patients with dementia from South Asian American backgrounds.

Meet your instructors

Dolores Gallagher Thompson
Professor Emerita - Active- Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University
Nancy Morioka-Douglas
Clinical Professor, General Medical Disciplines and Co-Director, Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Stanford University
Kala Mehta
Program Evaluation Consultant, Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
Nusha Askari
Program Manager, Department of Psychiatry/Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine