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
- Date November 14, 2017
- Time from 08:30 AM
- Time to 12:00 PM
- Location / Region Western Australia / Geraldton
- Asset Type Workshop
- Learning Pathway Discovery
- Topic Areas Medication Management
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Private Practice, Primary Care, Respite Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Transition Care, Ambulance or Paramedic
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia
- Event Flyer MM-Flyer-Geraldton-14-Nov-17.pdf
- Knowledge Translation Thinking
- Registration Phone 9224 2098
Dr Andrew Stafford
Pharmacist and Director, Dementia Training Australia,
The University of Western Australia, Perth
Learning OutcomesThis 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
This three and a half hour workshop may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
WA Centre for Rural Health, Multi Purpose Room
167 Fitzgerald Street, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia