October 2017 CME Talk: Early Memory Problems – updates on why early symptoms matter

memory problems dementia
Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Doctors & Healthcare Professionals
Date: 12 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 12noon to 2pm
Venue: Farrer Park Medical Centre, Connexion, #16-06, TK Low Academic Specialist Centre
Registration: 6705 2766 / events@farrerpark.com
Lunch & Complimentary Parking included
CME points will be awarded
For more details and registration, visit the Farrer Park Hospital CME Programme Calendar.

Dementia is increasingly becoming a healthcare concern in Singapore, with a prevalence of between 5-10% in persons above 60 years of age.  However, this probably represents only the tip of the iceberg. This is because patients frequently only present when symptoms have progressed, or with the emergence of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD).

In this talk, Dr. Tan Hong Yee will discuss the spectrum of memory complaints frequently seen in primary care, and the approach to discerning whether these symptoms could be pathological. Dr Tan will also discuss the latest updates regarding pre-dementia states and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), including the role of early detection and treatment in early dementia.    

About the Speaker
Dr. Tan Hong Yee

Dr. Tan Hong Yee

Director & Psychiatrist
MBBS (Singapore)
MMed (Psychiatry)

Dr Tan Hong Yee is a psychiatrist practicing at Mind Care Clinic in Farrer Park Medical Centre, together with co-founder and psychiatrist Dr Emily Ho. 

Dr. Tan manages a range of psychiatric conditions including mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder and insomnia, believes in instituting evidence-based care that includes both medications and psychotherapy.

His particular area of interest lies in Old Age Psychiatry (Geriatric Psychiatry), especially the diagnosis and management of early dementia, and the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). Dr. Tan values the integration of medications and non-pharmacological approaches in treating dementia and related memory problems.