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Optimising medication use and medication management in older people with cognitive impairment

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posted on 2020-03-19, 00:08 authored by AMANDA JADE CROSS
Older people, particularly those with memory impairment, commonly use multiple long-term medications and are at increased risk of medication-related problems (e.g. medication-taking errors, non-adherence) and adverse events (e.g. side effects, medication-related hospitalisation and death). This thesis identifies that there is a lack of high-quality research regarding the most effective methods for improving how older people take their medication. It reports a high prevalence of potentially inappropriate and unnecessary medication use among people attending memory clinics, and it finds that adding a pharmacist into a memory clinic team is feasible and may help improve medication use.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Johnson George

Additional supervisor 1

Rohan Elliott

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences