The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has increased with the fast growing of aging population, thereby posing great challenges to provision of care for AD patients.
Pharmacists play a vital role in the management of AD; this includes recognizing early symptoms of AD, providing medication counselling to AD patients and their caretakers, and identifying potential adverse drug reactions. A comprehensive understanding of the disease progression, as well as the pharmacological therapy, is essential to provide effective care to AD patients. The level of knowledge about AD among the pharmacists, however, remains unknown. Hence, a research team lead by Dr. Neoh Chin Fen has conducted a study aimed to assess the knowledge on AD among the pharmacists in public hospitals and health clinics and its correlates. This is to obtain a clear picture of the characteristics associated with different levels of knowledge which could facilitate the targeted re-training of pharmacists.
Dr. Neoh Chin Fen
Faculty of Pharmacy,
UiTM Puncak Alam, Selangor