Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Internal Medicine Volume 60, Issue 07: Cognitive Impairment/Palliative Care

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Jeffrey Wallace, MD, MPH, Professor and Director of Clinical Geriatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, presented on Assessment of Cognitive Impairment, and Robert M. Arnold, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics; Assistant Director, Institute to Enhance Palliative Care; Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication; and Leo H. Criep Chair in Patient Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, presented on Palliative Care.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Internal Medicine Volume 60, Issue 07: Cognitive Impairment/Palliative Care.

The goals of this program are to improve the assessment and treatment of cognitive impairment and the practice of palliative care. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Differentiate mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from normal aging and dementia.
2. Prescribe medication to slow progression to dementia in a patient diagnosed with MCI.
3. Advise patients on nonpharmacologic interventions to prevent or slow cognitive decline.
4. Implement palliative care for patients with life-threatening illnesses.
5. Counsel patients with a terminal illness and their families about prognosis and treatment options.

The original programs were presented by Jeffrey Wallace, MD, MPH, Professor and Director of Clinical Geriatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, and Robert M. Arnold, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics; Assistant Director, Institute to Enhance Palliative Care; Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication; and Leo H. Criep Chair in Patient Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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