Dr. Christopher Patterson, professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University and past Chief of Geriatric Services at Hamilton Health Sciences guides you through the new Canadian Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia (CCCDTD4) 2012 guidelines and how these guidelines impact Early Detection, Assessment and Treatment of differential diagnosis.

This presentation addresses the various forms of dementia including: probable Alzheimer's disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB), Parkinson disease dementia (PDD), Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), Rapidly progressing and Early onset dementias. It will also examines screening and diagnosis processes in relation to the new guidelines, as well as identifies high risk populations and critical screening tests.

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