Reducing medicines in people living with dementia

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 1 hour
  • Online Course
Access on dta.com.au

Maximising benefit and minimising harm. Learn how you can support the deprescribing process in older people living with dementia.

Domains:
Physical Wellbeing

Location:
nationally

Cost:
fully-subsidised

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
1 hour

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, 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 medicines.
  • Describe the benefits and risks associated with deprescribing.
  • Explain the general process of deprescribing.
  • Discuss how nurses may be involved in deprescribing.