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: 1) define dementia, 2) explain why medications are sometimes needed to manage symptoms caused by dementia, 3) state 3 types of commonly prescribed medications for persons with dementia and why they are used, 4) describe 3 common side effects of commonly prescribed medications for persons with dementia, and 5) discuss the risks involved in the use of anti-psychotic or psychotropic medications for persons with dementia. This course is intended to contribute to caregiver and/or staff training in the categories of Medication Management, Use of Anti-psychotics, and Dementia Care. Learners must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed.
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