Management of antipsychotic medications in residential aged care – Geraldton

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14 Nov 2017

This workshop will explore the role of antipsychotic medications when used in the care of a person with dementia who has responsive behaviours.

The changes in behaviour that often occur with dementia are frequently “managed” with antipsychotic medications.
Whilst there are some circumstances in which these medications are effective, their use is associated with a risk of side effects, many of which can be profound.


This workshop is part of a national series:

Date: Thursday 26 September 2017    Adelaide, SA

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017  Geraldton, WA

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Dr Andrew Stafford

Pharmacist and Director, Dementia Training Australia,
The University of Western Australia, Perth

Learning Outcomes

This presentation:
  • Describes the potential benefits and risks of antipsychotic medications
  • Reviews the current guidelines regarding the use of antipsychotic medications in dementia care
  • Provides strategies and resources to improve the quality use of antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviours

Professional Value

This three and a half hour workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Please join us from 8.00am for registration and tea and coffee. Parking at the venue is strictly limited to the lower carpark.

Email: lynda.durack@uwa.edu.au

Phone: 9224 2098

  • Registrations Open: 24 Aug 2017
  • Registrations Close: 13 Nov 2017
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WA Centre for Rural Health, Multi Purpose Room
167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

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