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Workshop: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit Newcastle

  • 17 Oct 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • University of Newcastle, Lecture Room SGR03 University Dr, New South Wales Australia


Registration is closed

Please note there has been a change of venue for this lecture.

Please click for the location map SGR03
If you are registered with the PSA you should register on the PSA website for CPD points to be registered.

This activity has been coordinated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and Newcastle Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association (NHPA). Places are limited to 20 delegates, registration is essential.

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. Places are strictly limited.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should 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

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 3.1.1, 3.2.2, 4.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.2.2.


Dr Andrew Stafford
Pharmacist & Director
Dementia Training Australia (University of Western Australia)

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