HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and test are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz. Complete instructions are given with the quiz located at the end of the articles.
To assist you in studying the material, this Pretest indicates some of the areas to be covered and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
Upon reading this issue of Psychiatric Annals, psychiatrists will have increased knowledge in various aspects of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This will include knowledge of the diagnosis of AD, diagnosis and treatment of depression in AD, management of common behavioral problems, update on the pharmacological treatments available for memory and cognition problems, and on the complexity of tasks for caregivers in this population.
1. In studies cited by Lake, what is the prevalence of behavioral symptoms complicating management of Alzheimer's disease?
A. More than 50%.
2. The caregiver of a patient with Alzheimer's disease:
A. Is better able to handle depressive than aggressive behavior.
B. Is more likely to be depressed if the patient is depressed.
C. Is usually responsible for any depressive features in the patient.
D. Is unlikely to provide any helpful clinical information.
3. The typical presentation of a patient with dementia of the Alzheimer's type is:
A. The patient complaining of memory difficulty.
B. The patient complaining of depression.
C. The caregiver complaining of the patient's memory difficulty.
D. The caregiver complaining of the patient's violent behavior.