To better serve individuals impacted by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, more education, training, and tools are needed by healthcare professionals, particularly primary care physicians. Because of this, The Alzheimer's Project launched the Clinical Roundtable.
The Clinical Roundtable brings together neurologists, psychiatrists, gerontologists, and other members of the clinical community to provide expertise regarding the medical care for those living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The group promotes best practices among primary care physicians who often find themselves on the front lines for screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. By helping to identify resources, promote standards and guidelines, and providing tools for effective communication, the Clinical Roundtable increases the capacity of primary care providers to effectively care for people living with Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers.
The Clinical Roundtable is responsible for developing the first ever guidelines for physicians to use in the screening, evaluation, and management of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Providers can utilize the tools discussed in the guidelines to deal more effectively with the rising number of clients in their practice experiencing memory loss and dementia. The guidelines and other tools are available online and may be downloaded for free.
For more information about the Clinical Roundtable, please visit Champions for Health - Alzheimer's.