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Dementia: Types and Treatment and Nursing Home Management with an Emphasis on Behavior and Safety

Total Credits: 2 including 2 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Yogesh Shah, M.D., MPH, FAAFP |  Dr. Peter Hoftiezer, DO
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Learning Objectives:

Dementia: Types and Treatment

  • Discuss cognitive continuum and describe Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Describe major types of dementia with focus on Lewy Body (DLB) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
  • Discuss the future of assessment –dementia biomarkers
  • Current and future treatments


Nursing Home Management with an Emphasis on Behavior and Safety

  • Identify barriers to a resident’s peaceful existence in a long term care setting.
  • Discuss the role of the ancillary staff in providing a safe environment for their residents
  • Understand the risks and benefits of pharmaceutical management of disruptive patient behaviors
  • Lament the psychosocial and medical toll that the novel coronavirus pandemic has taken on long term care residents and staff.


The Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:  The IOMA strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be put in writing and forwarded to IOMA Executive Director at or IOMA, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266.



Yogesh Shah, M.D., MPH, FAAFP's Profile

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Dr.Yogi Shah is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Broadlawns Medical Center. Dr. Shah joined the organization in September 2016 and served as a geriatrician in the Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center for his first three years with the Broadlawns. Prior to joining the medical staff at Broadlawns, he served as the Associate Dean of Global Health at Des Moines University and was the founding physician for the Des Moines University Memory Clinic.

Dr. Shah received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Bombay University in India. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine with the Mercy Mayo Residency Program, and he earned his Geriatric Fellowship from the Mayo Clinic where he worked on Mild Cognitive Impairment. He is triple-board-certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Care. Dr. Shah holds a Masters in Public Health from Des Moines University. 

Dr. Shah has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

Dr. Peter Hoftiezer, DO's Profile

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Peter K. Hoftiezer DO, FAAFP practices in Chariton, Iowa. After obtaining a Bachelor of Sciencein Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, he completed his undergraduate medical training at A T Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He remained in Kirksville, Missouri where he completed his familymedicine residency training at Northeast Regional Medical Center. He then completed his Geriatrics Fellowship at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania and subsequently earned a Master’s in Medical Education through the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He enjoys lecturing for the medical students in Kirksville and teaches there one day a week in the family medicine residency program. 

Dr. Hoftiezer has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

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