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Our Center is working with primary care providers in San Diego and Imperial Counties to ensure they have the skills, tools and resources needed to optimally assess and address the primary care needs of older adult patients. Training largely focuses on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), along with providing Age-Friendly Healthcare centered on the "4Ms" (Mind/Mentation, Medications, Mobility and what Matters).

Medical Team

Trainings on ADRD are offered to primary care providers across San Diego and Imperial Counties. Additionally, the SDIGEC has partnered with multiple Federally Qualified Health Centers and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and are working to develop trainings based on provider needs and interests. 

The Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable and Guidelines

Primary care physicians and providers can screen and evaluate for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with more confidence and ease, and access tools to manage behavioral issues. The Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable, a group of neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, and geriatric psychologists, have been working since 2015 to develop tools to assist the primary care providers who will care for the vast majority of patients experiencing cognitive decline, as well as assist their family members and caregivers. Find out more about clinical guidelines and trainings here:  https://championsforhealth.org/alzheimers/

Dementia Care Aware

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SDIGEC has been working with the California Dementia Care Aware Initiative designed to empower primary care providers and their teams to screen for dementia. Take the training on a 5-10-minute cognitive screening tool called the cognitive health assessment (CHA). This tool can be used annually or whenever a cognitive screen is indicated, such as during Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Other resources, including a warmline are also available. 

Training of Primary Care Providers

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