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Dementia and Multiple Chronic Conditions


Amy Thomas, MD

Research Fellow
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
University of Washington

University of Washington


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the prevalence of comorbidities commonly seen in patients living with dementia.
  • Distinguish the unique challenges of caring for patients with dementia and multiple chronic conditions.
  • Identify approaches to preventing complications and hospitalizations for patients living with dementia and multiple chronic conditions.

[From the Spring 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias)]

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