Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand Now? - CMEZ-PH77-17

Alzheimer’s Disease: Where Do We Stand Now?

by Trisha Bogucki, PharmD and Esther Kim, PharmD
CMEZ-PH77-17
(4.7 / 89 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

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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 dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) continuing education program is to provide pharmacists and physicians with knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with AD. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the approved drugs used to treat patients with AD
  • List the available drug treatments for secondary features of AD
  • Discuss supplements and nonpharmacologic interventions used in managing symptoms of AD
  • Review emerging therapies and areas of research for AD
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and physicians.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/28/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/28/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Samsam A - SAINT PAUL, MN  ·  Nov 11, 2019
It was a great course. Thanks!
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Frank F - Coral Gables, FL  ·  Oct 30, 2019
Lots of new prescriptive guidelines made clear and available
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Eric M - Noth Hollywood, CA  ·  Oct 25, 2019
overview of neurology is always needed i feel like as material can be tough but this was presented well
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Jaime R - Plantation, FL  ·  Aug 21, 2019
Challenging but educational
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Concetta G - Winter Park, FL  ·  Aug 18, 2019
Excellent and concise
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