Mild cognitive impairment and dementia

Contents

  • Welcome to this CPD module
  • Pre-test
  • Introduction & module overview
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Diagnosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Therapeutic treatment
  • Learning scenarios
  • Post-test
  • Action & Evaluation
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Welcome to this CPD module

This module provides an update for community pharmacists on the signs, symptoms and management of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. 

Goal and objectives:

This module will help you understand the changing healthcare and pharmacological needs of individuals diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, which then leads to a formal diagnosis of dementia. You will be able to describe the difference between cognitive impairment in normal ageing and that in dementia, name the different types of dementia likely to be encountered in primary care, and understand the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for dementia.

Contributing author:

Dr Denise Taylor, senior lecturer, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath.

 

How to use this module

You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.

Record your learning and how you applied it in practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

 

Working in association with the RPS Faculty

Pharmacy Magazine’s CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills. They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio.

The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice.

It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career. Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.

 

Download

Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Pharmacy Magazine

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