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Medication: It's your choice webinar 5 - Alternative approaches and the positive impacts of design
In this webinar from the Older Persons Advocacy Network, the experts on our panel discuss why investigating causes of changes in behaviour is essential for providing better outcomes. They will also explore some alternatives to medications, and how they can be integrated into care environments.
Medication: It's your choice webinar 4 - Informed choices and the charter of aged care rights
In this webinar from the Older Persons Advocacy Network, the panel members explore what informed choice about medication management means, and what is involved in assessing a person’s capacity. They will also cover family conferences, the difference between supported and substitute decision-making, and where people can access support.
Medication: It's your choice webinar 3 - Medications involved in chemical restraint
In this webinar from the Older Persons Advocacy Network, the panel explores what psychotropics are and why they’ve been overused in Australia. They will also cover the questions to ask your health care team when discussing medications and what treatment options are most suitable for different people.
Medication: It's your choice webinar 2 - Living with dementia: A person-centred approach and other therapies
In this webinar from the Older Persons Advocacy Network, you’ll hear first-hand from a person living with dementia about the common misconceptions about people living with dementia. Panellists also talk about the rights of the person living with dementia, their families and carers to make informed choices about their treatment, and alternative approaches to medication.
Medication: It's your choice webinar 1 - Introduction: What is chemical restraint?
The first webinar of this series from the Older Persons Advocacy Network, in which our panel of experts discuss issues associated with medication management and chemical restraint. They will also discuss the rights and roles of the older person, partners, carers, families and representatives in making informed choices about medication.
Medication: It's your choice - Explainer video
Informational video about medication choices from the Older Persons Advocacy Network. Available in 15 languages (Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified, Croatian, Dutch, French, Italian, Greek, German, Maltese, Macedonian, Polish, Tagalog, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese).
In this video from the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, pharmacist and researcher Dr Emily Reeve speaks about the importance of deprescribing medications, particularly as people age and accumulate multiple medication prescriptions. She talks about tools and guides to be developed to support clinicians in undertaking and understanding the process.
Medication: It's your choice (brochure)
This brochure from the Older Persons Advocacy Network equips you with the ability to have an informed and active role in your decisions about what medications you take. Available in 15 languages (Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified, Croatian, Dutch, French, Italian, Greek, German, Maltese, Macedonian, Polish, Tagalog, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese)
Medicines and dementia: What you need to know
This webpage provides information about medicines and dementia, including resources, distress, strategies to manage distress, medicines to manage distress symptoms, treatment, decision-making rights, other conditions with dementia, medicines-related problems for people with dementia, and tips for good medicine management (includes video).
Medicines and dementia: Strategies to address distress
This information sheet from NPS MedicineWise outlines the reasons for or causes of distress in people with dementia and suggests strategies to prevent or eliminate these underlying factors.