Online module


30 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Expand your understanding of why older people living with dementia so often use multiple medicines, and why this can be a problem.

Suitable for people working in:

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

This module is part of the course:

Too much of a good thing



Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Identify aged care residents at risk from their use of multiple medicines
  • Describe the difference between medicine use for prevention and symptom control
  • Explain why many conditions may be best managed without the use of medicines

Continuing Professional Education

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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