You’re invited: ‘Cognitive Dysfunction in HIV and Alzheimer’s’ webinars

June 9, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Please join the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Alzheimer’s Association – Michigan Chapter, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for webinars aimed at improving care for persons living with HIV.

These presentations are tailored to a professional audience, specifically those providing care to persons living with HIV.

Thanks to improvements in treatment and the changing demographics of when people are diagnosed with HIV, the majority of people living with HIV (PLWH) are over the age of 50 years in the U.S., with the Michigan statistics being 44%.

Because advancing age and common comorbid conditions (e.g., heart disease, diabetes) increase the risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and also appear frequently in PLWH, it is becoming increasingly important that HIV clinicians are able to differentiate between symptoms of HAND and MCI/AD for proper treatment.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • Common changes in cognition that can be seen among PLWH
  • Shared comorbid features leading to potential increases in cognitive difficulties in HAND and MCI/AD
  • Which cognitive or behavioral symptoms evident in PLWH may require a more comprehensive evaluation
  • Basic health behaviors and risk prevention for both HAND and MCI/AD

These presentations offer free social work, nursing, psychologist CEs and physicians CMEs.

Please register here for the June 15 webinar (5:30 p.m.) and register here for the June 22 webinar(10:30 a.m.).