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Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: A Primer - Guidelines, Ethnic Differences, and Assessment

Stanford Medicine and Stanford University via edX

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Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine

Although dementia is the most common diagnosis in older adulthood it is under-recognized in primary care. This gap in recognition is even greater for patients, their caregivers and families who belong to various ethnic and racial minority populations. As U.S. residents are aging, and becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, physicians and other healthcare providers will increasingly need to tailor their care to specific populations.

This series of continuing education activities is designed to help healthcare providers recognize dementia, select culturally appropriate assessment tools, and communicate effectively about dementia care in ethnically and racially diverse populations. This initial course, Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: A Primer - Guidelines, Ethnic Differences, and Assessment, will introduce primary care physicians and members of their care teams to the “ethnogeriatric imperative” and its impact on dementia. Future courses will provide information on assessing and caring for diverse racial and ethnic groups.


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

Additional Instructors

Yuan Marian Tzuang, MSW
Annecy Majoros, BA
Cynthia Nakayama, BS

Taught by

Nancy Morioka-Douglas and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson


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  • This is a great introduction to the Stanford Medicine course series about an epidemiologic time bomb needing urgent attention. I am looking forward to take the subsequent courses of this series. A basic understanding of clinical medicine and neurology may be needed for better absorption of the concepts taught.
  • Anonymous
    I have leanrt so much in this course especially being basedon on clinical and research findings. This is a great deal of educative and helpful information. I will definitely look up other similar courses you offer.
    Thank you very much
  • Maria S Infante
    Very good introduction to the topic por GP, easy to follow, interactive questions for closure in each module.

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