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Multiple Sclerosis Tool Kit

Diagnosing and Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction
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Chair
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Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
  • Professor of Neurology
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • Aurora, Colorado
  • This Tool Kit will translate successful strategies into practice, empowering clinicians to ensure early diagnosis of cognitive dysfunction and implement therapeutic interventions that slow the progression of cognitive dysfunction in patients with MS, and increase awareness of cognitive dysfunction in early MS utilizing the Kessler Foundation’s expertise in treating patients with cognitive deficits.
  • Recognize the importance of diagnosing and treating cognitive dysfunction based on the burden it poses to the work, social activities, and quality of life of patients with MS.
  • Identify screening, diagnostic methodology, and assessment strategies to determine cognitive dysfunction in patients with MS.
  • Describe neuropathology, neuroimaging, and cognitive correlates in evaluating cognitive dysfunction in patients with MS.
  • Discuss how cognitive reserve may alter expression of cognitive impairment in patients with MS.
  • Implement early treatment interventions to slow cognitive dysfunction and disabilities of MS and to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
  • Formulate treatment strategies based on mechanism of action, efficacy, safety, and patient considerations in patients with MS-related cognitive dysfunction to slow cognitive decline.
  • Analyze the future role of potential therapies that may have implications for patients with MS-related cognitive dysfunction.
  • Target Audience

    These CME/CE activities are designed for neurologists, physiatrists, internists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists involved in the care of patients with MS-related cognitive dysfunction.

     

    Activity Goal

    The goal of the Multiple Sclerosis Tool Kit: Diagnosing and Understanding Cognitive Dysfunction is to provide up-to-date information on strategies for early diagnosis and current and emerging treatment interventions for patients with MS-related cognitive dysfunction that incorporate best practices to improve patient outcomes.