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Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia webinar
Now Available on the Online Education Center

Presented by Raj C. Shah, MD

 Learning Objectives

  • Understand the barriers associated with effective early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Identify the key component of a comprehensive cognitive evaluation.
  • Highlight treatment and research options for individuals with cognitive concerns and their families.

Free for all!

Dr. Shah has been a family physician/geriatrician at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, for over 20 years.  Currently, he is a Professor in Family & Preventive Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  He completed his bachelor of science in chemical engineering at Northwestern University and then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. After completing a family practice residency at West Suburban Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois, he received further geriatrics training at Rush.

Dr. Shah’s academic career interest is the design and conduct of community-based clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of age-related conditions including, but not limited to, dementia.  Dr. Shah is a founding member of the Illinois Cognitive Resources Network (ICRN,  The ICRN works to optimize the cognitive and functional well-being of Illinois residents and their families throughout the Illinois ecosystem.  He is also involved in the leadership of the Geriatrics Member Interest Group of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. 

This CME activity will meet the 2023 State of Illinois Continuing Medical Education Requirements for Physician License Renewal for Recognizing Dementia.  Every licensed healthcare professional has direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and above must take one hour of training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.


Coming Soon... The Brain Trust podcast series

The Brain Trust – a physician’s practical guide to early detection of Alzheimer’s and related Dementias. The accredited podcast series is designed by and for physicians to help improve the detection, screening, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias in clinical workflows and in patient care. Tune in to these CME podcast episodes to hear Primary Care physicians discuss innovative ways to support patients and their families.

Together, we’ll cover Alzheimer’s early detection topics like:

  • Screening Tools
  • Rural Communities
  • Health Systems
  • African American populations

Coming soon to all your popular streaming channels. 

The brain trust is a project administered by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians. Funding for this was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health