Dementia Friendly Pharmacy: Pharmacist Masterclass – Geraldton, WA

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14 Nov 2017

People living with dementia (PWD) and their family carers frequently identify the management of medicines as being a particularly challenging aspect of care.

PWD often take multiple medicines in complex, frequently changing regimens, and inappropriate use of these medications can result in serious adverse outcomes. Community pharmacies are the most commonly visited healthcare destination by carers of PWD who still live at home. Community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professional, and they are perceived as an important member of the medication management team by PWD and their carers.

This workshop will develop an understanding of the unique needs of PWD and their carers within community pharmacies, to improve medication management for these people.

**This workshop is for Community Pharmacists only.

 

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Dr Andrew Stafford

Pharmacist and Director, Dementia Training Australia (UWA)

Learning Outcomes

After this workshop, attendees will be able to:
  • Define the types of dementia, their pathophysiology and management principles
  • Describe the major medication management issues faced by family carers or people living with dementia
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medications that may exacerbate cognitive impairment
  • Provide guidance for non-pharmacist staff in the use of the DTA Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit

Knowledge Translation Outcomes

  • Doing

Professional Value

Up to 6 CPD Credits - Group 2

COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS ONLY WORKSHOP

Email: wa.branch@psa.org.au

Phone: 1300 369 772

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WA Centre for Rural Health, MP Room
167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

  • Person Lynda Durack
  • Address The University of Western Australia
    Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing
    M577 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

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