Patients with dementia can suffer from behavior issues that cause distress to themselves and caregivers. Severe symptoms often do not respond to behavioral interventions. This session provides an overview of dementia-related behaviors that may be targets for pharmacological intervention and an evidence-based medication algorithm pertinent in a primary care setting.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 4/29/2025.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare. Speakers Disclosures: There are no speaker disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify specific dementia behavior that may require medication intervention and cite examples of current evidence-based medication options appropriate in primary care setting.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
University of Hawaii School of Medicine