Pharmacological Interventions in Dementia Care

Event Description This module is for all staff working with people with dementia, it will investigate the most common medications prescribed for people living with dementia, including their risks and benefits and the importance of regular recorded reviews.
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to explore pharmacological interventions in dementia care. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module 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
  • Describe how to administer and review medication safely and appropriately in consultation with people affected by dementia
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    Course Pre-Requisites  
    Course Instructions You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact the Corporate Learning and Development helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003) or see the E-Learning help page. 
    Online Learning Course Category Adult Services 
    Subject Areas Dementia 
    Target Audience PVI Sector - Adults, Adult Services 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 40 Minutes At your desk