#33: The Dementia Episode You Won’t Forget
Published April 3, 2017
60 min
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    Dominate the diagnosis and management of dementia with tips from international expert Dr. Stephen Dekosky, Professor of Neurology, and deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. Filled with clinical pearls, we cover everything from basic testing to advanced imaging modalities, as well as current and future therapies for dementia. This episode is a must listen. Big thanks to the American Academy of Neurology for setting up this interview.

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    00:00 Intro

    02:20 Rapid fire questions

    04:40 Defining dementia

    08:40 Choosing a clinical test for dementia

    17:20 Diagnostic labs

    19:00 Genetic and CSF testing

    25:46 Advanced brain imaging

    28:18 Preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

    32:17 Routine CNS imaging

    36:18 Initiating medical therapy

    39:35 Differentiating MCI and dementia

    41:45 Vascular Dementia

    44:10 CSF testing for AD

    45:15 Vitamins, supplements, and foods as treatment or prevention

    50:56 Mental exercise for AD prevention

    52:36 Anticholinergic, benzos and dementia

    54:46 Future directions

    57:55 Outro

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