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ABIM MOC Activity ID

12/7/2021 - Medical Grand Rounds: Its Time to Reconstruct Dementia Care





Credit Hours: CME 1.00

Target Audience:

Faculty, residents, fellows, and community physicians in General Internal Medicine and subspecialties.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of dementia in the US
  • Discuss regular gaps in dementia care experienced by persons with dementia and their carers
  • Reflect on how as health systems, hospitals and clinics, we can reconstruct dementia care to provide higher-value care

Joint Accreditation Statement - Note: This Accreditation Statement Supersedes All Other Statements & Suggested Additional Reading:

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This educational activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Suggested Additional Reading

  1. Alzheimer’s Association. 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2021;17(3).
  2. Butler M, Gaugler JE, Talley KMC, Abdi HI, Desai PJ, Duval S, et al. Care Interventions for People Living With Dementia and Their Caregivers. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 231. (Prepared by the Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00008-I.)
  3. AHRQ Publication No. 20-EHC023 [Internet]. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2020. Available from:
  4. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Health Care Services; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Committee on Care Interventions for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers. Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners and Caregivers: A Way Forward. Stroud C, Larson EB, editors. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2021 Feb 23. PMID: 33625814 

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH — Kenneth L. Minaker Chair in Geriatrics
Professor of Medicine, Director of Research, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Director, Mongan Institute Center for Aging and Serious Illness Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Ritchie receives grant/research support from Humana, Inc. She is the Editor for UptoDate and Hazzard's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine
No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.