Project ECHO® Dementia

Welcome to the Memory and Brain Wellness Center Clinic's Project ECHO Dementia (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Project ECHO Dementia is a learning model in which front-line care providers from around WA State meet in a web-based virtual conference room with an interdisciplinary panel of experts in memory loss and dementia. A brief 15-minute didactic is followed by an hour of case-based learning where everyone at the table is both a teacher and a learner.

All Primary and Allied care providers are welcome. If you support patients living with memory loss or dementia, there is a place for you at the table. To find out more or to sign up, please contact Allyson Schrier, Program Coordinator: allysons@uw.edu

 

 

How Do I Participate?

To sign up or subscribe to our ECHO mailing list, please contact Allyson Schrier, Program Coordinator: allysons@uw.edu

Already a Participant?

 Sign up to Deliver a Case Presentation at an upcoming ECHO session

CME and CNE Evaluation Forms

Project ECHO Dementia CME Evaluation to be completed by April 7th (Mandatory)

Project ECHO Dementia CNE Evaluation to be completed by April 7th  (Mandatory)

VIew All Recorded Project ECHO® Dementia Presentations

2021 Didactics Schedule

3/12/21  Disease Modifying Drugs for Alzheimer's--The Current Landscape

3/26/21  Food for Thought: The Emerging Role of Whole Food, Plant Based Diets in Brain Health

4/9/21  Wound Care for Patients in Long-term Care Communities

4/23/21  Fall Prevention and Dementia

5/14/21  Psych Meds in the Management of Dementia Symptoms

5/28/21  Behavioral Approaches to Managing Behaviors

6/11/21  Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

6/25/21  Speech Therapy

7/9/21  Artificial nutrition/hydration in advanced dementia 

7/23/21  An Overview of Dementia with Lewy Bodies

8/13/21  An Overview of Frontotemporal Dementia

8/27/21  Comprehensive Care Planning Visit Utility and Value

9/10/21  Difficult Conversations: Giving a Diagnosis of Dementia

9/24/21  Capacity Evaluations

10/8/21  Resources for Practitioners, Patients and Families

10/22/21  Managing Mild Cognitive Impairment

11/12/21  Evidence-based approaches to Cultivating & Maintaining Positive Health Behaviors

12/10/21  Cultural Bias in Dementia Care

Didactics, case discussions & ongoing mentoring help participants master:

> Best practices around prevention and risk reduction, early detection and diagnosis, communicating a diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, deprescribing, management of comorbidities and behavioral symptoms.

> Billing code accuracy to ensure efficient documentation and appropriate compensation.

> Advance care planning guidelines, managing care transitions, family resources & supports.

 

 

Our interdisciplinary team of specialists

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD. Associate Professor of Neurology, UW, ECHO Co-Lead

Nancy Isenberg, MD, MPH, FAAN. Neurologist, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, UW Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, UW ECHO Co-Lead

Karen Clay, MSW. Clinical Social Worker. Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW

Kimiko Domoto Reilly, MD. Neurologist. Assistant Professor Neurology, UW

Barak Gaster, MD. General Internal Medicine. Professor of Medicine, UW

Trang Le, PharmD. Pharmacist. Overlake Senior Health Clinics, Overlake Hospital

Carolyn Parsey, PhD. Assistant Professor of Neurology, UW

Mimi Pattison, MD, FAAHPM. Regional Medical Director, CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care

 

Clinics, providers, patients and their families all benefit

CLINICS improve workflow, charge capture and efficiency.

PROVIDERS master complexity, benefit from peer engagement, earn up to 30 CMEs.

PATIENTS receive improved access to expert care locally, avoid costly trips to specialists.

 

QUESTIONS

When do sessions take place?

Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 12:15pm-1:30pm.

 

How often do I have to attend, and do I need to present cases?

All participants are encouraged to present one case per month.

 

What if I have follow-up questions?

Case presenters are welcome to reach out to Drs. Rhoads and Isenberg via email or cell phone at any time to follow up on specifics of the presented case.