Primary Palliative Care for Dementia

Presented by:
Neal Weisbrod, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of Palliative Care

Dr. Weisbrod has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose. Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: 10/2/2022
Expiration Date: 10/1/2025

Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s, PCP, palliative care in the state of Florida.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Provide detailed counseling towards patients with dementia and their families regarding advance care planning, prognostication and challenges in end stage disease.
  2. Outline initial steps in management of common symptoms in dementia including neuropsychiatric symptoms and pain.
  3. Describe the risks and benefits of cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine and a standardized approach to deprescribing.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

An in-depth look at palliative care and its services. Center to Advance Palliative Care. Retrieved September 8, 2022, from

For additional information, contact Adriana Shum-Jimenez at 352-733-1233 or email