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Update on Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis & Therapy

Emily Trittschuh, PhD

Associate Professor

University of Washington

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

VA Puget Sound Health Care System

GRECC Neuropsychologist

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington School of Medicine

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Northwest Hospital

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Address patient concerns about cognition by a) gathering information, including objective cognitive markers, and b) comparing cognitive changes to those that are considered typical in aging,
  • Act on red flags or provide reassurance
  • Motivate patients toward proactive behavioral change which can support brain health

[From the Spring 2024 Dementia Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]