The Changing Face of Dementia: From Bench to Bedside

Second Annual Geriatric Medicine Conference

4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Target Audience

Geriatricians, Internists, Family Practitioners, Nursing Home Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Home Health Professionals, Hospice Nurses, Case Managers and other Allied Health Professionals involved in the care of geriatric patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to:

  • Share the latest information regarding research in dementia
  • Teach non-pharmacological approaches to managing challenging behaviors in dementia
  • Prepare care providers to identify, interpret and distinguish between dementia, delirium and depression
  • Outline the diagnostic process involved in functional brain mapping


Moderator: Theresa M. Redling, DO, FACP, Medical Director, Geriatric Health and Disease Management

8:00 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15 am - Welcome: Paul C. Yodice, MD, FCCP, FCCM, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

8:30 am - Latest Research and Management of Alzheimer's Disease: James M. Noble, MD, MS, CPH, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical C enter

9:30 am - Non-pharmacological Management of Challenging Behaviors: Theresa M. Redling, DO, FAC P

10:30 am - BREAK

10:45 am - The Common Geriatric Syndrome: Rashmi Aggarwal, MSN, APNC, Transitional Care, Alaris Health

11:45 am - The Role of Functional Brain Mapping in Differentiating Alzheimer's from Other Neurodegenerative Diseases: Gerald Tramontano, PhD

12:45 pm - Q & A

Continuing Education

Nursing Credentials

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 4.0 contact hours will be provided. Provider #P151-6/30/14

Continuing Medical Education

Faculty Disclosures: No relevant financial relationship(s).

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support: No commercial support for this activity. Accreditation: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Continuing Medical Education committee of the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. This information will be available as part of the activity material.


There is no fee to participate in this symposium, but registration is required by May 24, 2014.

Islami Auditorium, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

94 Old Short Hills Road

Livingston, NJ 07039

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