Geriatric Lecture Series
March-01-14 - End-of-Life Issues in Dementia
In this presentation, Dr. Weckmann will describe the clinical course of advanced dementia. She will discuss symptoms commonly experienced at the end of life and how to treat them, and identify ineffective interventions. In addition, she will discuss how palliative care can improve outcomes in advanced dementia.
Michelle Weckmann, MD received her degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and has a CAQ in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is currently an assistant professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Dr. Weckmann's specialties include family medicine and palliative care.
The Geriatric Lecture Series online presentations cover a wide range of topics in the clinical management of older adults. Find out how to participate here.
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