Dementia and Behavioural Disturbances | Conditions of the Older Adult

Gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of dementia and be equipped with practical skills to provide better care for patients with dementia and their families.


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This module provides a comprehensive overview of dementia, including its various types and stages. Discover the different pharmacological treatments available for dementia, as well as their effectiveness. In addition, become familiar with commonly used scales used in the assessment of dementia. Furthermore, gain knowledge of non-pharmacological approaches to treating behavioral problems in dementia, and understand the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) related to dementia. 

This module is extracted from the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) Preparation Course. The content in this module provides current treatment guidelines for all populations and are not necessarily specific to geriatric care. 

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:  

  • Understand the types and stages of dementia   
  • Identification of pharmacological options to treat dementia  and their effectiveness   
  • Become familiar with commonly used scales in dementia   
  • Understand non-pharmacological options in treating behavioral problems in dementia    
  • Understand the treatment of the behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) associated with dementia  

Course outline:

  • Learning Module
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 1 hour to complete
  • 1 CEU
  • Course Expiration Date: December 1, 2023
  • Online
  • Accreditation: 8003-2023-3626-I-P
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online modules, complete the multiple-choice exam with a score of 70 per cent or higher (two attempts), and complete the program evaluation.

Who should take this course:

This online professional development program is developed for pharmacists who would like to increase their confidence and practice knowledge in managing conditions of older adults.  

Development Team:

  • Frances E. Grundwald, RPh (BScPhm, CGP)
  • Justin Lin, RPh (PharmD, BPS)
  • Karen Riley, RPh (BScPhm, Pharm D, BCPS, BCGP, BCACP, CDE)

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