Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia- Pharmacist

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Dementia, derived from the Latin root “de mens” (away mind) is not a specific diagnosis, but a syndrome or collection of symptoms. Not long ago, “senile dementia” was considered a natural part of the aging process. The same condition in people younger than 65 was termed "presenile dementia" and considered a rare disorder. Early in the 20th century, a type of presenile dementia was identified as Alzheimer’s disease. In the 1970s, researchers concluded that the most common type of dementia in older patients was the same disorder, and the term Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now applied to patients of all ages. Today, AD is recognized as one of a number of neurological conditions previously lumped together as “dementia”. This issue of The Rx Consultant brings you up to date on the management of the dementias you are most likely to see in practice: AD, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy Bodies, and frontotemporal dementia. Current recommendations for the use of drugs to treat cognitive symptoms (e.g., Aricept,®, Namenda®) as well as behavioral symptoms (e.g., antipsychotics, antidepressants) are included.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 428-0000-08-003-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.