Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Central Nervous System Disorders (Cert # L189048)

ACPE Number: 0204-0000-18-605-H01-P
Release Date: 10/10/2018
Expiration Date: 04/09/2019
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 3 hours (BPS and ACPE)
Activity Fee: $100 (ASHP member); $150 (non-member) 

Accreditation for Pharmacists

ASHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

These activities are intended for Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacy Specialists in need of recertification credit.

Activity Overview

The purpose of this activity is to offer participants recertification credits for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) certification for geriatric practitioners (BCGP) by providing a review of pertinent topics, practice of required skills and references to helpful study resources. Faculty will discuss therapeutic management of issues and provide resources on the disease state. The activity will assist the participant identify areas needed for in-depth review. 

This module focuses on the most recent guidelines and current approaches to managing central nervous system disorders in the elderly. By reading the selected book chapter, listening to the presentation and answering the post-activity assessment, the clinician will enhance their understanding and application of these criteria and approaches.

This activity is approved for 3.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Successful completion of the learning module will provide 3.0 hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Recertification Credit

Board certified pharmacists are eligible to receive 3 hours of recertification credit for completing this module. To earn recertification credit, learners must review the activity content and successfully complete the online assessment by the deadline. Only completed assessments will be eligible for credit; no partial or incomplete assessments will be processed. You are allowed only one attempt to successfully complete this assessment.

Participants who pass the assessment will be eligible for recertification credit in the year in which the assessment was completed.

These activities are part of the ASHP professional development program for BCGP recertification approved by the BPS. 

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Geriatric Pharmacy Specialty Selected Readings: Central Nervous System Disorders




Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, learners should be able to:

  • Evaluate the use of traditional Alzheimer’s therapies in a patient diagnosed with vascular dementia or Lewy body dementia.
  • Develop a plan for an older adult who is experiencing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
  • Justify the discontinuation of a cognitive enhancing medication in an older adult with dementia.
  • Outline a plan of care for an individual who is at risk for or is experiencing delirium.
  • Recommend appropriate therapy for an older adult experiencing the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Develop a treatment plan for the patient with Parkinson’s who is experiencing hallucinations.


Amie Taggart Blaszczyk, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, FASCP
Associate Professor and Division Head - Geriatrics
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy- Dallas/Fort Worth
Dallas, Texas

Content Matter Experts

Dana Carroll, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, CDE
Associate Clinical Professor
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Alabama Family Medicine
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Maria Shin, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS
Assistant Professor
Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Louisville, Kentucky


Holly Byrnes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Jill A. Sellers, Pharm.D., B.S.Pharm.

Field Testers

Rob Accetta, R.Ph., BCGP
Lisa Adams, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS
Sandra Bollinger, Pharm.D., BCGP, CDE
Maria Franco, Pharm.D., BCGP
Paul Herring, B.S.Pharm, BCGP
Rosemarie Patodia, B.S.Pharm., BCGP
Stephanie Shelley, BCGP, CACP
Richard Smith, R.Ph., BCGP


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or series may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to an individual’s participation in development of content for an educational activity. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • All planners, presenters, and reviewers of this session report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of audio and slides, a PDF book chapter, an attestation statement, and an activity evaluation. Learners must review all content and complete the attestation statement and evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit for the activity.

Follow the prompts to claim, view, or print the statement of credit within 60 days after completing the activity.

System Technical Requirements

Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.


These activities were developed by ASHP.