Improving Outcomes In Alzheimer's Disease: The Role Of The Pharmacist
Part Two: Pharmacologic Strategies for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Activity Date: October 2005  — Activity Info: Volume2, (5)
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To provide pharmacists with up-to-date information regarding their role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

This activity is designed for pharmacists. No prerequisites required.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Outline the epidemiology, risk factors, and pathophysiology of Alzheimer's
    disease (AD) to improve the pharmacist's understanding of this disease.
  • Examine the role of the pharmacist in identifying affected patients by reviewing different warning signs, clinical features, and formal screening tools.
  • Assess the available pharmacologic therapies for AD using efficacy data and study treatment options for behavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms.
  • Preview emerging pharmacologic treatments and discuss the role of combination therapies in the treatment of AD.
  • Evaluate the various challenges faced by the patient's family and outline methods that pharmacists can use to help ease the burden of AD.
  • Describe the practical nonpharmacologic solutions for easing the behavioral symptoms of AD, such as exercise and sensory stimulation.

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for pharmacists.

This program is approved for 3 hours of credit (0.3 CEUs) and is sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, which is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE Program #064-000-05-205-H01.

This continuing education activity was produced under the supervision of Glen E. Farr, PharmD, Associate Dean of Continuing Pharmacy Education, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity:  3 hours.

Release date: October 15, 2005.
Expiration date: October 15, 2007.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy name implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

A participant, sponsor, faculty member, or other individual wanting to file a grievance with respect to any aspect of a program sponsored or co-sponsored by the UTCOP may contact the Associate Dean for Continuing Education in writing. The grievance will be reviewed and a response will be returned within 45 days of receiving the written statement. If not satisfied, an appeal to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy can be made for a second level of review.

This program is supported by an educational grant from Forest Laboratories.

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