Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit: Pharmacist Workshop

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26 Sep 2017

People living with dementia (PWD) and their carers frequently identify medication management as a challenging aspect of care. PWD have complex drug regimens and inappropriate use can result in serious adverse outcomes.

Community pharmacies are well-placed to support carers of PWD who still live at home. PWD and their carers recognise community pharmacists as highly accessible health professionals and as important members of the medication management team.

This interactive workshop will equip pharmacists with the competencies to better support and meet the unique needs of PWD and their carers within their community, in terms of optimal medication management.

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Dr Andrew Stafford

Pharmacist and Director, Dementia Training Australia (UWA)

Learning Outcomes

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

Professional Value

Up to 6 Group 2 CPD credits

This workshop is for Community Pharmacists only

Email: lynda.durack@uwa.edu.au

Phone: 9224 2098

  • Registrations Open: 15 Aug 2017
  • Registrations Close: 25 Sep 2017

Pharmacuetical Society of Australia, South Australia Office
7/102 Greenhill Road, Unley, South Australia, Australia

  • Person Lynda Durack
  • Address The University of Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital
    Level 6, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street