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THE BRAIN TRUST PODCAST

The Brain Trust Podcast

A Physician’s practical guide to Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Welcome to The Brain Trust, a podcast for and by physicians designed to help improve screening, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in clinical workflows. Tune in weekly to hear our guest primary care clinicians discuss innovative ways to support patients and their families in better managing brain disease.

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SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, and TREATMENT

The Brain Trust – a physician’s practical guide to early detection of Alzheimer’s and related Dementias. The accredited podcast series is designed by and for physicians to help improve the detection, screening, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in clinical workflows and in patient care. Tune in to these CME podcast episodes to hear Primary Care physicians discuss innovative ways to support patients and their families.

Together, we’ll cover Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Topics Like:
Screening Tools

Detection

Diagnosis

Underserved Populations

Management

Alzheimers Podcast
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EXPLORE OUR ONLINE TOOLKIT FOR DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

for more resources on managing Alzheimer’s and other related dementia’s in your practice

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Earn CME Credits
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Earn CME credits for each episode!

These CME activities will meet the 2023 State of Illinois Continuing Medical Education Requirements for Physician License Renewal for Recognizing Dementia. Every licensed healthcare professional who has direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and above must take one hour of training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Accreditation

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 – The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians designates each Online enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™

Healthcare practitioners other than physicians (PAs, NPs) will be issued a certificate of participation to submit to their respective boards to be used toward their continuing education requirements.

1-Hour State of Illinois Mandated Dementia Education CME

The Brain Trust
EPISODE GUIDE

Episode 1: Welcome to The Brain Trust

Welcome to the Brain Trust, A Physician's Guide to Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease and Related dementias. Brought to you from the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. I'm Dr. Kate Rowland, family physician, member of the IAFP and faculty at Rush University. Funding for this podcast series was provided by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The goal of the Brain trust in this podcast series is to educate and empower the primary care clinician in the early detection, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Episode 2: Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s

In our docs diagnosing dementia today, our objective is to talk a little bit about dementia. Just get all on the same page and I'm driving down to Springfield based on the recommendation from the IAFP that I talk with Dr. Eukesh Ranjit about some of what we're understanding around dementia.

Meet Our HOSTS

Raj Shah
Raj C. Shah, MD

Dr. Shah has been a family physician/geriatrician at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, for over 20 years.  Currently, he is a Professor in Family & Preventive Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  He completed his bachelor of science in chemical engineering at Northwestern University and then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. After completing a family practice residency at West Suburban Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois, he received further geriatrics training at Rush.

Dr. Shah’s academic career interest is the design and conduct of community-based clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of age-related conditions including, but not limited to, dementia.  Dr. Shah is a founding member of the Illinois Cognitive Resources Network (ICRN, ilbrainhealth.org).  The ICRN works to optimize the cognitive and functional well-being of Illinois residents and their families throughout the Illinois ecosystem.  He is also involved in the leadership of the Geriatrics Member Interest Group of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians.

Eukesh Ranjit
Eukesh Ranjit, MD, MBBS, CAQGM, FAAFP

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine
SIU Center for Family Medicine (Springfield)
Medical Director, Lewis Memorial Christian Village

Dr. Eukesh Ranjit is a Family Physician and a geriatrician. He is currently serving as the Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Southern Illinois University Center for Family Medicine in Springfield. His practice includes outpatient, nursing home care, assisted living, home visits, inpatient care, as well as training residents and medical students. He is the founding chair of Geriatrics MIG at IAFP. Also, he has recently been elected to the IAFP Board of Directors. His areas of interest include care of geriatric patients in primary care settings, dementia, multimorbidity, and frailty. In his free time, he enjoys travelling, learning about global cultures, and adding to an ever expanding collection of his books.

Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

ILLINOIS STATE MANDATED CME

Don’t forget to get your 1-hour state of Illinois mandated dementia education on the IAFP online education center website. In addition to our podcast series, we are offering an online webinar Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia to help fulfill your continuing education requirements.

This CME activity will meet the 2023 State of Illinois Continuing Medical Education Requirements for Physician License Renewal for Recognizing Dementia. Every licensed healthcare professional has direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and above must take one hour of training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia online CME

Presented by Raj C. Shah, MD

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the barriers associated with effective early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Identify the key component of a comprehensive cognitive evaluation.
  • Highlight treatment and research options for individuals with cognitive concerns and their families.
Illinois State Mandated

CONNECT WITH THE BRAIN TRUST

We’re developing this podcast series based on the needs of our provider community and we want to hear from you! Send us your questions, concerns, and thoughts on screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Alzheimer’s and related dementias and our staff will work to address these throughout the series.

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