Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand Now? - 0513-0000-17-077-H01-T

Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand Now?

by Trisha Bogucki, PharmD and Esther Kim, PharmD
0513-0000-17-077-H01-T
(4.5 / 1012 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (2.00 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

The treatment approach to managing patients with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is only through symptom control. The pathophysiology is not entirely known, and there is no drug available to prevent or cure the disorder. All FDA-approved drugs work by modulating neurotransmitters, either acetylcholine or glutamate. The two basic classes of drugs used to manage symptoms of AD are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AcHEI) and partial N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists. In addition, medications to control mood and behavior are used. These drugs are used to relieve depression, agitation, and insomnia, and include antidepressants, neuroleptics, anxiolytics, and anticonvulsants. As more research is completed and data collected, possible links to genetics, nutrition, and chemical entities may provide insight into future modes of therapy.

Objectives:

The goal of this Alzheimer’s disease (AD) continuing education program is to provide pharmacy technicians with knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with AD. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List two FDA-approved medications for AD and their mechanisms of action
  • List at least three drugs used to manage secondary symptoms of AD
  • Identify two supplements and two nonpharmacologic interventions used in managing symptoms of AD
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and physicians.
 
Pharmacy techs: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 03/27/2017; Planned Expiration Date: 03/27/2020

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/28/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/27/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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TONI D - Gladstone, MO  ·  Sep 17, 2018
topic was very informative
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JASMYN W - Kansas City, MO  ·  Sep 16, 2018
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Carla B - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Sep 16, 2018
this takes up too much time i think it should be eliminated
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Zeenat S - tucson, AZ  ·  Sep 15, 2018
very impressive topics learn more about Alzheimer and medication used for this disease
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Onelia K - Las Vegas, NV  ·  Sep 14, 2018
Good information for practice.
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