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Early detection of impaired cognition can slow progression and improve function in Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of progressive dementia, help persons living with dementia and their family to prepare and adapt, and can help find and treat conditions that can be halted or reversed or respond to specific therapeutics. In today’s presentation, Dr. Bruce Finke focuses on detection and action, including screening and how we “find” cognitive impairment and consideration and thoughtful discussion of therapeutics.
Dr. Bruce Finke, MD, is a family physician and geriatrician that has worked at the IHS since 1991. Bruce has served as the IHS policy and program lead in Elder care and has provided support to Tribal, IHS, and urban programs in the development of improved clinical and preventive care for the Elderly and in the development of long-term services and supports.