May 6, 2021 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Alzheimer's Disease, A Family Illness - with a special focus on suburban and rural health communities
Presented by William D. Rhoades, DO, FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Geriatrician, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove IL
Panelists: Asim Jaffer, MD, Noman Shahid, MD, & Sharon Smaga, MD
Dr. Rhoades will discuss the impact Alzheimer's disease has on a family, and sometimes caring for the individual just isn't enough. He will discuss the diagnosis, staging and treatment approaches based on the stage of the illness. Followed by a panel of rural and suburban family physicians discussing best practices and area resources.
1. Illustrate the importance of caring for the full family upon Alzheimer's diagnosis.
2. Discuss the three aspects of dementing illnesses: cognitive losses, functional decline and behavioral issues.
3. Evaluate treatment modalities for Alzheimer's disease.
4. Identify two resources that are available to suburban and rural healthcare providers.