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

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posted on 19.03.2020 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.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Johnson George

Additional supervisor 1

Rohan Elliott

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Exports

Exports