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Alzheimer’s Toolkit

Online learning

Toolkit provides guidance on diagnosis & management of Alzheimer's disease

Learn why early detection and treatment is critical and how to advise patients on cognitive screening options.

The primary goal of the Alzheimer’s disease toolkit is to foster patient communication and utilize physician resources to address dementia, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease.

The toolkit outlines:

  • Needs and benefits of earlier detection
  • Knowledge of diagnostic tools
  • Resources

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This toolkit is brought to you by the AOA and its Alzheimer’s/Dementia Expert Panelists and developed in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company. Please be sure to complete all pre- and post-tests and the program evaluations. The toolkit does not offer CME and is intended as a clinical resource.


Alzheimer's toolkit details

Program outcomes
  • Provide a physicians’ resource toolkit containing current practices, tools, and resources useful for diagnosis and treatment as well as the navigation of the health care system to obtain necessary services.
  • Evaluate the education program, resource toolkit, and the self-screening tool to assess any changes in physicians’ perspectives and behaviors regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Learning objectives
  • ​Incorporate the osteopathic approach and provide quality care to patients suffering from dementia/Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Recognize that the pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s starts decades earlier than the clinical symptoms.
  • Explain the value of starting the conversation early with patients and caregivers.
  • Identify the steps to take in screening for cognitive impairment and diagnosing patients with A;zheimer’s.
  • Highlight resources (tools and services) available to enhance the ability to diagnose and manage the disease for patients and caregivers.
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