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Introduction. The number of individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States is growing annually; only 40% are properly diagnosed. Primary care providers should identify individuals with cognitive impairment and provide options for care; early diagnosis of dementia and AD helps patients and families plan for the future, increases quality of life, and allows for treatment options.


William Pendlebury, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Martha Richardson, Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter


Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter


Access to Health Services, Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Older Adults


Presented at the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting & Expo, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2014 as "Creating an Online CME Module: Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease," by Cornelia Willis, Alex Coffman, Grant Goodrich, Matthew Jordan, Erica Marden, Xiaofan Pan, Emily Xue, Thomas V. Delaney, PhD, Martha Richardson, William Pendlebury, MD, and Jan K. Carney, MD, MPH.

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Creating an Online CME Module: Early Detection and Diagnosis of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease