Physician-Led Podcast

A Physician-Led Podcast, Online Education, and Toolkit to Improve Detection and Treatment

Welcome to the Brain Trust Project, a three-prong educational approach to improving the early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and related Dementias. Join the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and the Illinois Department of Public Health to explore ways of improving clinical workflows for screening, diagnosis, and management of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias in Primary Care. Tune into the accredited podcast episodes, join one-hour online live/enduring educational modules and explore the online resource toolkit to increase your knowledge while earning CME credit.

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SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS, and TREATMENT

Tune into our accredited Podcast series, featuring clinical experts, view our one-hour provider education module, and explore our toolkit of resources to build your early detection skills. Earn CME Credit and complete your state mandate requirement for Physician License Renewal for Recognizing Dementia, all in one place with The Brain Trust Project. Together we will cover Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia topics like: screening tools, implementation in health systems, and improving detection in underserved communities.

Our Three Prong Approach to Continued Education
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EXPLORE OUR ONLINE TOOLKIT

to Improve Alzheimer’s and Dementia diagnosis and Management

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FREE ONLINE EDUCATION

Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Presented by Raj C. Shah, MD

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TUNE INTO OUR CLINICIAN-LED PODCAST

Earn CME Credits

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.

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.

The Brain Trust
PODCAST EPISODE GUIDE

Episode 19: The Brain Trust Caregiver Mini-Series: #1 Katrina

In today’s episode host Raj Shah, MD is joined by social worker Susan Frick to have a conversation with caregiver Katrina about her experience with the diagnosis and management of her husband's dementia. This is the first episode in The Brain Trust Caregiver Perspective Mini-Series.

Episode 17: Advancing Dementia Detection with Community Health Workers

Connecting Primary Care Practices with Community Health Workers: Advancing Early Detection and Diagnosis of ADRD. Join hosts Raj Shah, MD and Eukesh Ranjit, MD as they chat with Tracey Smith, Director of Community Health at the Illinois Public Health Association, and Angelia Gower, the first VP of the NAACP in Madison, Illinois to discuss the nature of community health workers, their importance in communities with limited resources, and the importance of connecting with primary care physicians.

Meet Our PODCAST 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.

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FREE ONLINE EDUCATION for Illinois State Mandated CM

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.
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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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