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Pharmacological Interventions in Dementia Care for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
40 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
University of Bradford, eLfH, NHS

This session will investigate the most common medications prescribed for people living with dementia, including their risks and benefits and the importance of regular recorded reviews.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • List the most common medications prescribed for people living with dementia
  • Describe the main risks and benefits of using a range of anti-psychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants and cognitive enhancers
  • Recognise issues with regards to polypharmacy for people living with dementia
  • Explain the importance of recording and reporting side-effects and/or adverse reactions to medication
  • Describe how to administer and review medication safely and appropriately in consultation with people affected by dementia

 

This session will investigate the most common medications prescribed for people living with dementia, including their risks and benefits and the importance of regular recorded reviews.

This session has been mapped to the Dementia Training Standards Framework and is designed to support the Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Statements.

 


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you may wish to complete:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Living with Dementia/Dementia Awareness (407-0030)
Instructors / Speakers
Hadar Zaman,
Senior Lecture in Pharmacy at the University of Bradford

Hadar is a Senior Lecture in Pharmacy at the University of Bradford and has worked at various NHS Mental Health service providers in his career. Hadar is currently the lead Pharmacist for Medicine Safety for one of the largest third sector organisations providing mental health services in the North West of England.

Hadar has a varied research background and has undertaken several systematic reviews which have been used to inform clinical guideline development nationally and internationally. Hadar, through his experience and practice, provides specialist professional and clinical advice to the Care Quality Commission and regularly participates in inspections. Hadar has worked on expert advisory groups for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and is a member of The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence serving in the Centre for Guideline Development.

Type
Online Learning
Delivery
Online
Title
Pharmacological Interventions in Dementia Care for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care, Geriatric Health (Aged Care and Continence )
Location
ONLINE
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
40 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
02_06
Access Duration (in months)
12
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