Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

August-01-16 - Chemobrain: It's Not All In Your Head

In this presentation, Dr. Shah will review the definition of dementia and identify the reversible causes of dementias. He will describe chemobrain as well as "chemobrain without chemo": post-operative cognitive decline. In addition, he will discuss how to differentiate between dementia and delirium. He will also present how to assess memory and thinking changes, and provide practical tips to improve memory.

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Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH received his degree from Seth GS Medical College in Bombay, India. He also completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and has a CAQ in geriatric medicine. He is currently the associate dean for global health at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA, where he is also a clinician in the Memory Clinic. Dr. Shah's specialties include aging, dementia, climage change, family medicine, geriatrics, global health, and memory loss.

About GLS

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. Registration for the 2016 Geriatric Lecture Series is now open.

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