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Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: What Illinois Medical Professionals Need to Know

About this event

This course will provide information about the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Early diagnosis and thoughtful treatment and management strategies in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias are important for maximizing quality of life for patients with these conditions. Furthermore, early detection may allow for treatment and management strategies that may help slow the progression of the disease. All physicians who may potentially engage with patients who are at risk for developing dementia should be up to date on the latest tools to aid in the diagnosis, treatment and management of these conditions.

About the presenter

Chad Yucus, MD is an expert in memory disorders and dementia, focusing on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and he completed residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Yucus is board certified in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neurology.

Who can attend

Registration is limited to ISMS members, ISMIE policyholders and their employed staff. All others must pay $150 to attend. To pay, please email for instructions.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe assessment tools that can be used to help in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  2. Identify and apply effective communication strategies for working with patients
  3. Describe options and strategies for effective management and care planning for patients


The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit designation

The Illinois State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.