Alzheimer's 1: Screening for Dementia Among Adults with Cognitive Decline


This activity includes eight video lectures and is the first in a series of four courses that seek to educate clinicians on standardized screening, evaluation, and disease management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This first course focuses on introducing the Alzheimer’s Project and highlighting the increasingly important role of primary care providers in dementia care. This course also introduces the Alzheimer’s Project cognitive impairment screening algorithm and screening instruments and covers addressing reversible conditions that may present similar symptoms to cognitive impairment.

Course ID #: TJE 210919.0 Issue Date: 10/14/2021 Expiration Date: 10/14/2024


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Adopt dementia screening and evaluation procedures in your practice
  • Use the recommended screening algorithm with your patients
  • Use the Mini-cog, AD8, or PHQ-2 instruments in your practice
  • Investigate and treat reversible conditions before giving a cognitive impairment diagnosis or making a referral to a specialist


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Michael Lobatz, MD, Co-Chair, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Roundtable, Scripps Health
Douglas Galasko, MD, Chair, Screening & Evaluation Subcommittee, UC San Diego
Steven Koh, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair, Provider Education, Subcommittee, UC San Diego
Barbara Mandel, MBA, Alzheimer's Project Facilitator, Champions for Health
Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Providership

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and Champions for Health. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

The activity is best experienced using the most current browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported on this platform. All activities featuring audio must have a speaker. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, JavaScript and session cookies must be enabled on your computer. Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this course or The Alzheimer's Project, contact - Barbara Mandel,
If you have questions, contact or call 800.421.2363.


Access The Alzheimer's Project Resources associated with this program.