Do Medications for Alzheimer's Disease Really Work?

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
    • Counselor: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 20, 2017
  • Expires: Jan 20, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (10 Ratings)

Faculty

Shara Elrod Shara Elrod, PharmD, BCACP
Director of Community and Ambulatory Practice
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Several prescription drugs are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Treating the symptoms of Alzheimer's can provide patients with comfort, dignity, and independence for a longer period of time and can encourage and assist their caregivers as well.

It is important to understand that none of these medications stops the disease itself.  This presentation will cover the risks and benefits and review the scientific evidence of these medications.

Target Audience

This program was developed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers and licensed professional counselors.

Objectives

  • List medications used to treat Alzheimer's Disease;
  • Discuss risks and benefits of medications used to treat Alzheimer's Disease;
  • Review scientific evidence for medications used to treat Alzheimer's Disease; and
  • Discuss alternative treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Accreditation

CPE
ACPEThe University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0845-0000-17-002-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. UNTHSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.00 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

Counselor
Texas LPC CEU

University of North Texas Health Science Center is an approved provider, number 2022, by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. This activity is approved for 1.00 CEU credit/1.00 clock hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Shara Elrod, PharmD, BCACP has nothing to disclose.

The UNT Health Science Center Office of Professional and Continuing nor any of the planning team have anything to disclose.

Acknowledgment

WE-HAIL LogoThis project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP287350100. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

No commercial support was received for this activity.