Online module


30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Develop your knowledge of how your role can support the deprescribing process for older people living with dementia.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Residential Care,  Acute Care,  Primary Care,  Community Care,  Respite Care,  Palliative Care

This module is part of the course:

Reducing medicines in people living with dementia



This module is part of the course, Reducing medicines in people living with dementia. Enrol in this module or complete the full course.


Before undertaking this module you will need to complete the following:

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and risks associated with deprescribing
  • Explain the general process of deprescribing
  • Discuss how nurses may be involved in deprescribing

Continuing Professional Development

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.


Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, funded by the Australian Government.

This online course was developed by Dementia Training Australia, University of Western Australia.

The following people are specifically acknowledged for their contribution:

  • Dr Andrew Stafford
  • Dr Amy Page
  • Dr Margaret Windbolt
  • Dr Chris While
  • Ellie Newman
  • Dr Natali Jokanovic
  • Professor Sarah Hilmer
  • Associate Professor Chris Etherton-Beer
  • Dr Emily Reeve
  • Dr Amelia Crabtree

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Version history

Published: 24 Jul 2020
Updated: 19 Sep 2023

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