Event Date: Jul 31, 2013 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
Presented by: Dr. Melissa Andrew, staff geriatrician and Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hosted by: CDRAKE
Dr. Melissa Andrew, Staff geriatrician and Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, guided participants through the new Canadian Consensus Conference on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia (CCCDTD4) 2012 guidelines and spoke about how these guidelines impact assessment and management of risk, prevention strategies and the ongoing management of a dementia diagnosis.
This presentation addressed evidence for or against particular pharmacological therapies as well as lifestyle and dietary strategies in relation to prevention. Additionally, Dr. Andrew comments on the use of cholinesterase inhibitors, antidepressants and antipsychotics for symptomatic treatment and the effectiveness of combination therapies, in relation to the new guidelines. Behavioural difficulties and what types of support systems that may be utilized were also discussed.