Responsive behaviours driven by medication

Type: Video 43 mins

Responsive behaviours driven by medication: Improving dementia care through medication management

Can medication contribute to responsive behaviours in people living with dementia?

Whilst considerable attention is given to the use of medication in supporting people experiencing responsive behaviours, medications can also contribute to these behaviours.

Join Dr Andrew Stafford PhD, as he describes some of the ways in which medications may influence behaviour, and mechanisms through which these effects may be minimised.

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Dr Andrew Stafford

Dr Stafford is an academic and accredited pharmacist with an interest in clinical geriatrics.

His experience in aged care spans the residential and community sectors, and he currently provides medication review and training services for a number of providers in Western Australia. Dr Stafford’s research interests include the development and assessment of programs that aim to optimise healthcare for older people, especially through quality use of medicines.

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