Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Advanced

 

CE Course Description

Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), causing substantial distress for both people with dementia and their caregivers, and contributing to early institutionalization.  This CE course explores the neurobiology of NPSs in AD and specific symptoms common in AD such as psychosis, agitation, apathy, depression, and sleep disturbances.  In addition, clinical trial designs for NPSs in AD and regulatory considerations will be discussed.

Author:  Lanctot, K., Amatniek, J., Ancoli-Israel, S., Arnold, S., Ballard, C., Cohen-Mansfield, J., et al.  (2017, September).  Neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: New treatment paradigms.  Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.  Vol 3, Issue 3, Pages 440-449.  Open access.

Retrieved from:  https://www.trci.alzdem.com/

CE Course Objectives

1.  Conclude which cholinesterase inhibitor has shown improvements in apathy.

2.  Describe four aspects of hallucinations in AD.

3.  Name the most common NPS in AD.

4.  Provide the order in which the phases of NPSs emerge.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Introduction

2.  History and overview

3.  The neurobiology of NPSs in AD

4.  Neuropsychiatric symptoms

a.  Psychotic symptoms in AD

b.  Agitation in AD

c.  Apathy in AD

d.  Depression in AD

e.  Sleep disturbances and AD

5.  Design for NPS trials

6.  Regulatory Considerations

 

 

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2019-03-18

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