Pharmacist’s Role in Management of Patients with Dementia and Delirium
We have based the selection of topics for our program on the list of medical conditions published in the Candidate Handbook of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy Disease State List (http://www.ccgp.org/sites/default/files/CCGP_ContentOutline2014.pdf). Completion of all of our lessons will provide a strong foundation for preparation to challenge the CGP exam.
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As critical members of the interdisciplinary team, pharmacists are responsible for ensuring safe and effective pharmacotherapy for patients with dementia. There are many elements of this role, including reviewing medications regularly; discussing medication therapy with the patient, the healthcare team, and family or caregivers; and providing recommendations for treatment of dementia and associated symptoms. This lesson will review how pharmacists can play an active, collaborative role in the care of patients with dementia.
Disclosures: The author and reviewers have no conflicts of interest to disclose.