Advances in the Management of Dementia-Related Psychosis in Long-Term Care (Archived CME/CE Webcast)

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Activity Description and Purpose

The prevalence of dementias is rising rapidly in the United States. The incidence of associated neuropsychiatric issues, including psychosis, will increase in tandem. Dementia-related psychosis places a considerable burden on affected individuals and their caregivers alike. In this educational activity, new and emerging, evidence-based strategies for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia-related psychosis are presented, and educational tools clinicians can use in their facilities are also provided. The desired results of this activity are for clinicians working in long-term care facilities to recognize psychosis in affected persons with dementia and create person-centered, safe, and effective management plans.

This continuing medical education activity is provided by MedEdicus LLC.


This continuing medical education activity is supported through an educational grant from ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended for nurses, physicians, and caregivers in long-term care settings.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of dementia-related psychosis in a variety of care settings
  • Apply current diagnostic criteria for dementia-related psychosis to patient scenarios specific to long-term care
  • Discuss safety and efficacy data for off-label and investigational treatments for dementia-related psychosis
  • Develop evidence-based, safe treatment plans for individuals with dementia-related psychosis in the long-term care setting
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Fay Hardison Bembry, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Team Health Behavioral Health Services
Johnson City, Tennessee
George T. Grossberg, MD
Samuel W. Fordyce Professor
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St Louis, Missouri

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MedEdicus requires that anyone who is in a position to control the content of this educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. Financial relationship information is collected and resolved prior to the educational activity.


Fay Hardison Bembry, RN, MSN, is on the speakers bureau for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc; and Myriad Neuroscience.

George T. Grossberg, MD, is a consultant for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Axsome Therapeutics, Inc, Biogen Idec, BioXcel Therapeutics, Karuna Therapeutics, and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc; and is on the speakers bureau for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Peer Reviewer

This activity was peer reviewed. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.

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For Physicians:

Accreditation Statement

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Credit Designation Statement

MedEdicus LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses:

Interprofessional Joint Accreditation Statement

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Nursing Credit

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.

Disclosure of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an educational grant from ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Off-Label Discussion

This educational activity may include discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of drugs and devices. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each drug or device discussed in this activity for approved dosing, indications, and warnings.

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