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Quality use of medicines

Have you ever had questions about medicines? Quality Use of Medicines in People Living with Dementia: Determining Research Priorities is a new Australian study seeking input on the areas that matter the most for future research in the field of medicines and dementia.

If you are a person living with dementia, a carer of a person living with dementia or a health care professional interested in helping shape the research questions, the research team would like to hear from you.

Project background

Historically, health research questions have been led by either drug companies or researchers, with little involvement from clinicians or consumers. This project aims to identify the top 10 questions around the quality use of medicines that are important to people with dementia and their care team, to priorities research in these areas and ensure that outcomes of research are directly relevant to the care of people living with dementia.

The study is being conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia, the University of Sydney, Monash University and the University of New South Wales, in partnership with the James Lind Alliance (Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of South Australia – HREC #202847).

If you have any questions or would like to be sent a hard-copy version of the survey, email the research team at priorities.dementia@unisa.edu.au

Want to take part?

For people living with dementia:

Want to take part?

For carers, family members and friends of people living with dementia:

Want to take part?

For healthcare professionals (including students) and/or staff members of healthcare organisations who have any experience providing or facilitating care for people with dementia:

The closing date for the surveys is 16 November 2020.

More information about the project is available at: https://www.unisa.edu.au/research/qumprc/our-research/optimising-medicine-use/#QUMDementia

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