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 program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.25 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20220324-1.25-A73276-DL. This course applies to the following professions:
- Nursing Home Administrators (all states)
- Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators (most states)
Learners must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
States that do not accept NAB/NCERS approval for assisted living include California, District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington. It is your responsibility to verify that your state board will accept continuing education credits approved by NAB. If you are a California RCFE Administrator, you can access our CA RCFE Administrator CEU catalog.