Differential Diagnosis of Depression and Dementia: A Neuropsychological Perspective

This course will address typical cognitive and behavioral presentation for the most common dementias and the evidence that supports how neuropsychological testing can assist in the differential diagnosis of dementia and depression.

 

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, psychologists (instruction level: intermediate), hospitalists and physician assistants.

Baptist Health South  Florida is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Baptist Health South Florida maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the typical cognitive and behavioral presentation for the most common dementias.
  • Describe how depression can mimic and be differentiated from dementia.
  • Recognize how neuropsychological testing can assist in the differential diagnosis.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Cummings, S. M., & Kropf, N. P. (Eds.). (2013). Handbook of psychosocial interventions with older adults: Evidence-based approaches. Routledge.

Koenig, A. M., Bhalla, R. K., & Butters, M. A. (2014). Cognitive functioning and late-life depression. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society20(5), 461-467.

Lezak, M., Howieson, D., & Loring, D. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment. 5th edn Oxford University Press. Oxford, New York, ISBN, 10, 9780195395525.

Saykin, A. J., & Rabin, L. A. (2014). Dementias and neurodegenerative diseases.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Psychology CE
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2022

Richard A. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Baptist Hospital of Miami Brain Injury and Concussion Rehabilitation Programs
Neuropsychologist, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Richard A. Hamilton, Ph.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Psychology CE
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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