Polypharmacy

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 30 minutes
  • Online Module
Access on dta.com.au

Expand your understanding of why older people living with dementia so often use multiple medicines, and why this can be a problem. This is module 1 in the 2-part module series: Reducing medicines in people living with dementia

Domains:
Physical Wellbeing

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
30 minutes

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Identify aged care residents at risk from their use of multiple medicines.
  • Describe the difference between medicine use for prevention and symptom control.
  • Explain why many conditions may be best managed without the use of medicine.