Dementia 360

Wednesday, noon-1 p.m.


This 10 session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care to effectively diagnose and treat dementia in the primary care setting. Topics may include: 

  • Understanding the “Welcome to Medicare visit” and when to screen for cognitive changes
  • Dementia types (Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular)Labs and scans
  • Cognitive and functional assessment
  • Medications and dementia: What to use When
  • Family assessment and resources
  • Advanced care planning
We will select up to 10 primary care teams to participate based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to attend the sessions. Prescribing clinicians (MD, DO, ND, NP, PA) are encouraged to invite up to two other staff members who are in a position to champion change in their organizations, such behavioral health specialists, nurses, medical assistants, practice managers, and quality improvement specialists.

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Session/Title Date
0 - General Resources 3/1/2021
1 - Introduction to “Welcome to Medicare” Visits and How to Identify Memory Trouble 4/7/2021
2 - Screening Tests to Use in the "Welcome to Medicare" visits 4/14/2021
3 - Dementia 101 4/21/2021
4 - Cognitive Assessment with the MoCA 4/28/2021
5 - Labs and Scans: When and What to Order 5/5/2021
6 - Patient and Family Communication Strategies: Sharing the Dementia Diagnosis 5/12/2021
7 - Pharmacologic Management of Dementia 5/19/2021
8 - Family Issues: Care and Support 5/26/2021
9 - Advanced Care Planning 6/2/2021
10 - Program Wrap-up/Case Follow-up Session 6/9/2021
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