• Benzodiazepines and other sedatives is a new online course. It is cost-free and comes with a certificate of completion.  Use the following link to enrol on the course - https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/7b631a.htmlhttps://bit.ly/DTA_sedatives-course  Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.  The image displays numerous pills in blister packs and scattered freely alongside a thermometer. It also includes the DTA logo'
  • Benzodiazepines and other sedatives is a new online course. It is cost-free and comes with a certificate of completion.  Use the following link to enrol on the course - https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/7b631a.htmlhttps://bit.ly/DTA_sedatives-course  Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.  The image displays numerous pills in blister packs and scattered freely alongside a thermometer. It also includes the DTA logo'

Resources on dementia and psychotropic medicines

NPS MedicineWise has developed a substantial number of resources as part of its focused work since 2020 on dementia and psychotropic medicines.

Resources include:

  • Two webinars available to view at any time (‘Dementia: a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for people with changed behaviours’ and ‘Working together to enhance transitions of care for people with dementia’).
  • Two educational programs related to professionals working in residential aged care, involving visits (one aimed at GPs, the other at nurses and pharmacists).
  • Two podcasts (Dementia and Changed Behaviours: A Person-Centred Approach and A Lived Experience ff Dementia and Changed Behaviours).
  • Several online articles.
  • A resource directory, and
  • A tool to facilitate multidisciplinary review of antipsychotic medicines prescribed for people with dementia experiencing changed behaviour (‘Reviewing and tapering antipsychotic medicines for changed behaviour’).
  • The webinars and educational programs may be counted as CPD, with guidance on times for self-directed CPD.All the resources and educational offers are available for free atwww.nps.org.au/professionals/antipsychotic-medicines

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