University of Vermont Project ECHO

 

University of Vermont Project ECHO Advanced Topics in Dementia Care for the Primary Care Team

Using the Project ECHO model, this four-session tele-education series will build on previous ECHO sessions to cover additional topics in evidence-based care for persons with dementia and their caregivers. The program will identify strategies, best practices, screening tools, resources, clinical pearls, and emerging topics in this field.

This program is offered at no cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health.

Participants can receive 1.5 CME credits for each learning session attended. 

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to Patti.Smith-Urie@uvm.edu, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to Mary.Palumbo@med.uvm.edu.

Spring Series: February 8, 2024 - March 21, 2024

Advanced Topics in Dementia Care for the Primary Care Team

Course Co-Directors: Mary Val Palumbo, DNP, APRN, GNP-C and John "Steele" Taylor, MD

 

 

 

Session Date

 

TeleECHO Session

 

Session Topic

 

Session Materials

February 8

Session 1

Update on Anti-Amyloid Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease (John Steele Taylor, MD, UVMMC Memory Program Co-Director)

Slides
February 22Session 2

MIND-ful Eating and Cognitive Health (Amy Nickerson, MS, RDN, UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences)

 

Slides
March 7Session 3

The Challenges of Polypharmacy and Dementia; Tools for Deprescribing (Amelia Gennari, MD, Interim Chief of the Division of Geriatrics, UVMMC and Marci Wood, PharmD, Ambulatory Pharmacist Clinician, UVMMC Burlington Adult Primary Care)

 
March 21Session 4

End of Life - Maximizing Advanced Directives (Stephen Berns, MD, Director of Education for Palliative Medicine and the UVMMC Palliative Care Team)

 

 

 

Project ECHO Advanced Topics in Dementia Care for the Primary Care Team

2024 ECHO Dementia Flyer