Dementia in the Long Term Setting, Clinical Practice Guide for Prescribers (AMDA)

Program Description


IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for this course, you must first complete the online course modules available through AMDA's Training Website. To enroll in the AMDA course, please contact the administrator by emailing:

CE will not be awarded until your attendance (completion of the course on AMDA's website) is confirmed by ASCP Education staff.


Course Description

This course is a 4.5-hour professional development experience that focuses on the recognition, assessment, treatment and monitoring of dementia in the long term care facility. This self-directed course is based upon AMDA's Dementia in the Long-Term Care Setting, Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Faculty Information

For Information about the faculty, please go to the AMDA Training Website (

Learning Objectives


·         Define key terminology associated with Dementia in the Long Term Care setting

·         Sequence the steps in the dementia algorithm

·         Identify the purpose for clinical practice

·         Describe the role of the practitioner in Long Term Care for patients with dementia

Recognition (Steps 1-2)

·         Identify diagnoses in which dementia is a key symptom

·         Identify patients who are at-risk for new or progressive dementia

·         Differentiate among neurological, physical, psychiatric and environmental causes of dementia

Assessment (Steps 3-6)

·         Further assess the patient’s mental status

·         Identify if further workup is useful or necessary

·         Determine if a patient meets the criteria for a diagnosis of dementia

·         Identify the causes of dementia

Assessment (Steps 7-9)

·         Identify the patient’s capabilities and deficits

·         Define the causes and significance of the patient’s symptoms, impairments, and deficits

·         Identify triggers for disruptive behavior

Treatment (Steps 10-11)


·         Prepare an interdisciplinary care plan

·         Optimize the patient’s function and quality of life; capitalize on his or her remaining strengths

Treatment (Steps 12-16)

·         Address socially unacceptable or disruptive behaviors

·         Manage functional deficits.

·         Address pertinent psychosocial and family issues, and

·         Manage risks and complications related to dementia, other conditions, or treatments

Patient Profiles (Optional)

·        Apply what you’ve learned throughout the dementia algorithm


·         Monitor the patient’s condition

·         Adjust management of a patient’s condition


Continuing Pharmacy Education

  The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This application-based activity (UAN 0203-9999-14-001-H01-P) is approved for 4.5 contact hours.


Course details

  • ACPE: 4.50
  • Course opens: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 00:00
  • Course expires: Fri, 01/01/2016 - 00:00
  • Non-member Cost: $35.00
  • Member Cost: $28.00

This course closed on January, 1st 2016 and is no longer available for enrollments.