Medication management

Quality use of medicine in ageing needs a balance between harm and benefit and delivery with consent and collaboration

Medicines used to optimise ageing in older people is a balance between managing disease and avoiding medicines related problems such as side effects and medicine errors. For people living with a complex disease like dementia the management of appropriate medication can be even more challenging. While medicines can control symptoms and prevent disease, they can also cause harm.

The research outcomes, resources and recommendations detailed here provide clinicians, pharmacists, aged care providers, government, and people with dementia and their families evidence-based information on medication management strategies in a variety of settings.