Dementia Medication Awareness

Half Day Training Course, suitable for Nurses and Carers.

Introduction

This half day session is aimed at care and support workers working with people with a dementia diagnosis who are prescribed medication for this condition. It gives an overview of the common medications, the reasons they are prescribed, their possible side effects, risk factors and contraindications.

Course Contents

  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia
  • Using medication to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms
  • Antipsychotic drugs
  • Antidepressants and anticonvulsants
  • Cholinesterase inhibitors
  • Drugs used to treat sleep disturbances
  • Possible side effects
  • Risk factors and possible contra-indications

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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