Collaborative health promotion in the middle and later stages of dementia
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Collaborative health promotion in the middle and later stages of dementia

Learn how to maintain the wellbeing of patients with middle and late stage dementia by collaborating with pharmacists

World Continuing Education Alliance
Updated Dec 19, 2019

This module aims to provide information about how the mental health and wellbeing of people in the middle and later stages of dementia can be maintained and promoted through collaborative working between nurses and pharmacists.

Dementia is a progressive terminal condition affecting all aspects of a person's functioning. People with dementia require sensitive communication approaches and skilled interventions. In addition, medications may be used to promote wellbeing, but concerns have been raised about covert medication and use of antipsychotics for managing behavioural problems. In the middle and later stages of dementia, nurses and pharmacists can work in partnership to promote effective person-centred care, ensuring medication is used safely as part of a holistic approach.

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