This course provides an overview of medications commonly prescribed for persons with dementia and their impacts. By the end of this course learners will be able to: define dementia; explain why medications are sometimes needed to manage symptoms caused by dementia; state three types of commonly prescribed medications for persons with dementia and why they are used; describe three common side effects of commonly prescribed medications for persons with dementia; discuss the risks involved in the use of anti-psychotic or psychotropic medications for persons with dementia.
This course is approved for 1.0 CE/Contact Hour for:
- California RCFE Administrators
Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed.
This course is approved for Dementia under the following Core of Knowledge: Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.