Alzheimer's 2: Evaluation and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias


This activity includes eight video lectures and is the second 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 second course introduces the Alzheimer’s project evaluation algorithm and evaluation instruments and focuses on differential diagnoses. Finally, the course discusses how to prepare and engage in a sensitive dementia diagnosis disclosure with patients and caregivers.

Course ID #: TJE 210220.0 Issue Date: 10/14/2021 Expiration Date: 10/14/2024


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Use the recommended evaluation algorithm with your patients

  • Become knowledgeable of and use one of the evaluation instruments (MMSE, MOCA, qMCI or SLUMS) in your practice

  • Utilize behavioral interventions as first treatment options for patients with dementia

  • Incorporate discussed skills and information into dementia disclosure appointments


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

Douglas Galasko, MD, Chair, Screening & Evaluation Subcommittee, UC San Diego
Michael Lobatz, MD, Co-Chair, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Roundtable, Scripps Health
Daniel Sewell, MD, Chair, Disease Management Subcommittee, UC San Diego
Steven Koh, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair, Provider Education, Subcommittee, UC San Diego
Holly Yang, MD, Palliative Care Specialist, Scripps Health
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 1.5 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, Internet Explorer, or Microsoft Edge. 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 the content of this course or The Alzheimer’s Project, contact Barbara Mandel,

If you have questions, contact or call 800.421.2368.


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