Dementia Treatment

Dementia Treatment

Course Expiration Date: 07/31/21

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist primary care providers to better understand treatment options for dementia, treatment options, and gradual dose reduction guidelines for patients with dementia in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Instructor: James W. Pitts Pharm D

Target Audience: RN and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss treatment options for dementia
  • Discuss treatment options for behavioral symptoms associated with dementia.
  • Discuss the gradual dose reduction guidelines for patients with dementia in nursing homes/assisted living facilities.

Length of Course: 30 minutes

Credit Statements:

 Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour for licensed nurses and 0.5 pharmacology hour.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.05 CEU (0.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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