The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) has recently developed an article, published on Medscape, which explores the interactions between dementia, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The article, Bidirectional Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease and Common Comorbid Conditions, is available as an online CME activity and was developed under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in collaboration with the HHS, Office of Women’s Health.
It is intended for primary care providers, neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other health care team members and addresses the complexities of treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease and common coexisting conditions, specifically cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes (T2D).
These comorbidities can impact the severity and progression of the disease and require individualized, patient-centered approaches and thoughtful medical reasoning. The module discusses common challenges and considerations in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and T2D or CVD. Useful diagnostic tools, guidelines, and patient resources are provided.