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The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia
Grand Rounds Online 2017-2018


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  • This activity is only available to UCLA faculty and staff.
  • CME credit for this activity is restricted to those who did not attend the live grand rounds presentation.
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Expiration Date: March 13, 2020


It is known that the prevalence of dementia has been steadily rising as the U.S. population’s average life expectancy rises. Dr. Susan Mitchell provides evidence-based considerations for treatment options and describes the role of hospital physicians in assisting patients with making treatment decisions.


Susan L. Mitchell MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist and Director of Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research
Clinical Epidemiologist


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct a well-informed risk-benefit discussion regarding interventions such as tube feeding.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of anti-microbial resistance in an already vulnerable patient population.
  • Discuss with patients and their families the implications of frequent hospitalizations.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that non-promotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest from the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, policy of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Disclosure Declaration:

Dr. Mitchell has indicated that she does not have affiliations with organizations which may have interests related to the content of this program.

Joyce Fried, and Dr. Edward Lee have both indicated that they do not have affiliations with organizations which have interests related to the content of this program.

This information is pointed out to you so that you may form your own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.


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  • Complete the pre-survey
  • View the full video content of the activity
  • Successfully complete a post-test by answering three questions correctly
  • Submit an evaluation
Participants have unlimited attempts to complete the activity. A Statement of Credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation. To access the content of this activity, you will need to create or log into your UCLA DOMTV site.

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Cultural Competency:

With the passage of Assembly Bill 1195, physicians licensed in California must incorporate cultural competency and linguistics into their continuing medical education program of study.

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Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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