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§ Folstein, M. F., Folstein, S. E., & McHugh, P. R. (2002). Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). Lutz, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.

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Options for Decisions below: Tips. Pick one that be a better option and answer all questions above. Need 3 x references

1. Begin Exalon 1.5 mg po bid with an increase to 3 mg po bid in two weeks( pt not feeling better).

2. Increase Exelon to 4.5mg orally bid( pt not feeling better)

3. Increase Exelon to 6mg po bid. ( Pt improved, dose could be maintained and checked in 4 wks, Namenda could also be added).

OR

1. Begin Aricept 5mg po bedtime ( pt no feeling better)

2. Increase Aricept to 10mg po ( Pt still not feeling Better NB Aricept at 5mg can be effective)

3. Continue Aricept 10 mg ( pt not any better) or ( 5mg with Namenda can be effective).

OR

1. Begin Razadyne 4 mg ( pt not feeling better)

2. Increase Razadyne to 24 mg extended release( Pt has seizures/SE)

3. Retart Razadyne ( pt has more s/e). Respidal not apprappriate.

Resource for references

Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehne’s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

· Chapter 10, “Basic Principles of Neuropharmacology” (pp. 73–77)

· Chapter 11, “Physiology of the Peripheral Nervous System” (pp. 79–90)

· Chapter 12, “Muscarinic Agonists and Antagonists” (pp. 91–107)

· Chapter 13, “Adrenergic Agonists” (pp. 109–119)

· Chapter 14, “Adrenergic Antagonists” (pp. 121–132)

· Chapter 15, “Indirect-Acting Antiadrenergic Agents” (pp. 133–137)

· Chapter 16, “Introduction to Nervous System Pharmacology” (pp. 139–141)

· Chapter 17, “Drugs for Parkinson Disease” (pp. 143–158)

· Chapter 18, “Drugs for Alzheimer Disease” (pp. 159–166)

· Chapter 19, “Drugs for Epilepsy” (pp. 167–189)

· Chapter 20, “Drugs for Muscle Spasm and Spasticity” (pp. 191–201)

· Chapter 57, “Drug Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis” (pp. 629–641)

· Chapter 58, “Drug Therapy of Gout” (pp. 643–651)

· Chapter 59, “Drugs Affecting Calcium Levels and Bone Mineralization” (pp. 653–672)

American Academy of Family Physicians. (2019). Dementia. Retrieved from http://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=5

This website provides information relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and patient education of dementia. It also presents information on complications and special cases of dementia.

Learning Resources

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Laureate Education (Producer). (2019b). Alzheimer’s disease [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

In this interactive media piece, you will engage in a set of decisions for prescribing and recommending pharmacotherapeutics to treat Alzheimer’s disease.