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Dementia: Causes, Classification, Treatment

Ian Neel, MD

The purpose of this lecture is to provide a basic overview of the diagnostic criteria and treatment of Alzheimer's dementia. It will include a discussion of the disease’s pathogenesis, providing a context for understanding the available treatment options. The discussion will examine the evidence supporting the available pharmacotherapy for the disease, including acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and NMDA-receptor antagonists. It will also identify future targets for both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment.

Instructor: Dr. Ian Neel completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego. He serves as the medical director for the geriatric medicine consult service for Senior Behavioral Health patients at UCSD Health. He also sees patients at the UCSD Medicine for Seniors clinic. Neel has special expertise in treating patients with dementia.

Coordinator: Steve Wyte

Course Number: OSHR-70157   Credit: 0 units

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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
02/01/2018 In-class 128877 $0.00  

Day and Time: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla