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Managing Psychoactive Medications for Dementia Residents

Wednesday, July 30 at 9:00 AM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

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This educational activity is a collaboration between Des Moines University and WelseyLife.

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Target Audience

Wesley Life medical, nursing, and executive directors and DMU faculty, clinic staff, and students.


The purpose of this educational session is to educate the attendees on use of psychoactive medications for nursing home and assisted living residents with dementia.  By sharing the research on the effect of psychoactive medications on this population, we hope to clearly communicate the dangers associated with using certain types of psychoactive medications in dementia patients.  We will offer non-pharmacological approaches and tools to manage the behaviors frequently experienced by people with dementia.  By reducing psychoactive medications for our dementia residents, we expect to see increased alertness, reduced fall risk, and possibly delays in cognitive decline.


  1. Share current trends of psychoactive medication use for memory support residents
  2. Discuss tools available to manage behaviors
  3. Share success stories from communities with low psychoactive medication usage
  4. Facilitate discussion on setting targets for psychoactive medication use reduction


8:30 am Registration
9 am Memory Support Services Improvement Initiative
9:40 am Facts and Research on Dementia Care
10:20 am Future of Dementia Care
11 am Adjourn


  • Robert Bender, MD, Geriatric Medicine and Memory Center, Broadlawns Family Health Center
  • Susan Johnson, Director of Process, Improvement, Wesley Life
  • Heidi Long, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Wesley Life
  • Yogesh Shah, MD, FAAFMAssociate Dean, Global Health, Des Moines University

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speakers indicated they have nothing to disclose. 


If you wish to attend online please reagister at attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4793709427755674626

If you wish to attend at DMU please register below:


Continuing Medical Education
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Continuing Education Credits

MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the ACCME® Essential Areas and IMS LogoPolicies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Wesley Life.  DMU is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DO: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU). DMU and the AOA approve this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

Nursing: Des Moines University Continuing Medical Education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 2.4 continuing education contact hours. No partial credit awarded.

Other: This live activity is designated for 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Commercial Support

Educational grants are not being accepted for this activity.

Disclosure Statement

Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend DMU sponsored activities. If you have questions/concerns, please contact the DMU CME office at 515-271-1596 or cme@dmu.edu.