University of Chicago Dementia Awareness, Evaluation, and Care for the Healthcare Professional

More than 6.5 million Americans over 65 live with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD). This estimate will steadily increase over the next 30 years as the number of older adults increases. Experts agree that many healthcare professionals need more training to provide this unique population with the highest level of care.
This interactive module will increase healthcare professionals’ skills to provide dementia evaluation, care, and resource support for patients living with dementia.
Medium: Video with interactive education, eLearning
Video & Interactive Exercises Length: 60 minutes

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals at the University of Chicago caring for individuals over 26 years old.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between dementia and Alzheimer's disease;
  • Recognize the stages of Alzheimer's disease;
  • Discuss how to apply the steps included in a dementia assessment;
  • Identify how an interprofessional team can support a dementia care plan.

Commercial Support: This CME-certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Center for Continuing Medical Education
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Shellie Williams, MD
  Associate Professor of Medicine
  Medical Director, Montgomery Place Skilled Nursing Facility
  University of Chicago


Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine
Dean for Medical Education
Mahira Z. Bonomo, MBA, CHCP
Executive Director, Center for Continuing Medical Education
Renée Kroplewski, LSW
Administrative Director
SHARE Network
Tom Weber, EdM, CHCP
Associate Director, Center for Continuing Medical Education 
Stacey Zurek, PhD, MSEd, MS-HPER, CSD
Instructional Designer

No one in a position to control the educational content of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Alzheimer's Association Dementia Care Coordination Video

View a partial list of Dr. Williams's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Instructions for Participation and Receiving a Certificate
This online educational activity (enduring material) is open to all University of Chicago employees and affiliates. Other participants can access the content here. It is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period. To receive a certificate, the participant must watch the complete video presentation and complete all interactive exercises. The activity can be accessed by entering the access code, clicking "Complete Activity," and watching the video presentation. Upon successful completion, the participant can complete a brief evaluation and receive a certificate.
Physicians are eligible to receive continuing education credit applicable to their profession. All other participants will receive a certificate indicating participation in this AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™-approved activity. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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DISCLAIMER  The information presented in this activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty. They do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Chicago Medicine, or the Department/Section.
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