Dementia Training Australia has released a new mobile app to assist staff involved in medication management to provide quality use of medicines for people living with dementia.
The Medication Management app is based on popular hard copy quick reference cards that were also developed by DTA.
DTA is funded by the Australian Government to provide dementia education and training across Australia.
The Medication Management app has two sections. The first provides information on the optimal use of antipsychotic medications for responsive behaviours; this includes medication management plans, monitoring, and side effects.
The second section lists medications that may adversely affect cognition to assist staff to identify these medications during medication review.
The information is presented in an easy-to-navigate format for use across all aged care environments.
The app forms part of a suite of medication management resources developed by DTA including dementia-friendly pharmacy workshops and a consultancy service to assist residential care providers.
DTA’s Medication Management app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Search your app provider for ‘DTA Medications’ and look for the orange DTA icon.
The app was developed in partnership with Self eHealth Pty Ltd.
DTA is delivering a coordinated national approach to dementia training, combining the dementia expertise of five universities and Dementia Australia.