Date: May 10, 2017
Hosted by: brainXchange brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)
Presented by: Dr. Kenneth Rockwood MD, FRCPC, FRCP, Professor of Medicine
This presentation asks (and answers) the following questions:
1. Is frailty a risk for dementia?
2. Is it important that frailty is a risk for dementia?
3. How should we approach dementia diagnosis in a person who is frail?
Do they have a memory problem?
Does it meet dementia criteria?
What is the cause?
What can we do?
4. Are there special considerations in diagnosing dementia in a person who is frail?
Delirium is more common
Mobility impairment is more common
Competing factors that exacerbates cognitive impairment are more common (e.g. Anticholinergic drug burden which includes factors that increase risk to for example cardiovascular disease).
Management needs to take various factors into account, which can modify the response to treatment, make adverse effects more likely and increase caregiver burden. All this mandates team-based systematic care.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).