In this course, I take the principles and concepts related to Geriatric Pharmacy and Dementia and deep-dive into them, peeling away the complexities and fancy medical terms, and make it all completely understandable and practical.
Every single lesson and document in this mega-course has been painstakingly created just for you, based on my years of direct clinical observation and practice, listening to and responding to my patients’ pain points and problems, and resolving those very same problems quickly and safely.
Teresa A. Colvin MD, PhD ABIM Certified Geriatrician Buffalo, NY
Dr. Nathan’s eCourse on medication management and dementia empowers aspiring Dementia Care Practitioners to hone their craft and clinical skills to a higher level of confidence and competence. Yet, this course is also perfect for regular people caring for their loved ones with Dementia. You can think of it as a mini crash course in the basics of geriatric medicine.
Dr. Nathan breaks down each topic into short segments that are approachable, yet still grounded in the latest evidence-based research and current medical practice guidelines, without being too overwhelming.
The video presentations are very well done and easy to follow. Dr. Nathan has done an outstanding job making information accessible to patients and their caregivers.
As a provider, having patients and family members on the same page is incredibly helpful when faced with sorting out conflicting medical problems, specialist recommendations, and medications with multiple cross-interactions.
I would highly recommend the book (provided as a bonus) and eCourse to Caregivers and Dementia Care Practitioners seeking a better understanding of the medical issues commonly faced by older adults.
I teach, give consultations to, and mentor doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners about how to safely and adequately prescribe and monitor medications.
12 Quizzes with answers and explanations
One Final Exam with answers and explanations
39 Downloadable Files (including mp3 files of all lessons!)
Must-know definitions for any caregiver or healthcare practitioner working with patients and clients struggling with Dementia!
The Aging Process (Gives context to why the elderly are prone to medication problems)
The Geriatric Syndromes…associated with decreased quality of life, hospitalizations, and premature death
What the drugs do to the body and what the body does to the drugs…MUST know this foundational knowledge to begin advocating for loved ones or patients!!
Medication Safety in older adults! Learn about the Prescribing Cascade, the single-most reason for overmedication that is never really addressed with patients.
Learn the art of deprescribing medications…and how YOU can advocate for your loved ones, patients, and clients to eliminate unnecessary drugs!
And Much, Much, more...
Intro to Dementia - Disease process, risk factors, what is normal aging vs dementia, so that you will be able to validate your concerns about your clients and patients.
Important Definitions any older adult or caregiver MUST know! Is Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Dementia? Should you be concerned
Thorough review of the common cognitive screening tests used by medical providers, so that you understand what is measured when your loved one or patient is diagnosed, and how this informs their care and follow-up testing moving forward.
A detailed and thorough review of the drugs approved to manage Dementia, so that you know which drug may be the best option for your loved one, client, or patient. Know which ones should be avoided and why.
Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia such as wandering, agitation, hallucinations, acting out, etc. and their management, so that you can recognize them and know which strategies would work best for your loved one or patient. You will also know which drugs to avoid or use with caution due to increased risk of death
Over-the-counter supplements and herbals to treat dementia…know the evidence and adverse effects that some manufacturers hide from you, how they got into trouble with regulating agencies, and why you should avoid them
Tifeny, Registered Nurse
Anthony C, Retired Pharmacist and Professor
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you need this course! Why? Because you are receiving highly specialized and practical content from a clinician with over a decade of direct experience working with Dementia patients and their caregivers. This is priceless!
The concepts you learn in this course are universal to older adult care and you will be able to identify medication-related problems in your loved one, patient, or client, and may prevent unnecessary hospitalization, and/or premature death.
Absolutely! The concepts, practical tips, and knowledge you will learn from this course will perfectly complement your training and preparation for your Dementia Practitioner Certification. In fact, I will argue that you will know MORE than your certification instructor about Geriatric Medication Principles and Dementia management!
No, this course is in no way affiliated with any agency that offers Dementia Practitioner Certification, nor do I endorse any particular Certification course or Seminar. I am an independent instructor offering this course as an educational tool to help complement your journey toward certification.
For as long as I maintain the website! In other words, your one-time purchase entitles you to all future course updates for free, for life. No hidden charges or upsells here - Integrity and Honesty is our Mantra at the Geriatric Academy!
No refunds are available for this self-study course due to the electronic nature of this course and immediate access to the course content. Thank you for your understanding regarding this policy.
After purchasing the course, you will be directed to the course registration page. After registering, you will immediately access all learning content via our intuitive, easy-to-navigate digital learning platform.
There is a lot of content, but I have purposely split up the modules into short, easily digestible videos. I anticipate it will take you about 6 hours to complete the course.