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This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development’s QCF assessment principles.
Understand the common medications available to, and appropriate for, individuals with dementia
Outline the most common medications used to treat symptoms of dementia
Describe how commonly used medications affect individuals with dementia
Explain the risks and benefits of anti-psychotic medication for individuals with dementia
Explain the importance of recording and reporting side effects/adverse reactions to medication
Describe how ‘as required’ (PRN) medication can be used to support individuals with dementia who may be in pain
Understand how to provide person centred care to individuals with dementia through the appropriate and effective use of medication
Describe person-centred ways of administering medicines whilst adhering to administration instructions
Explain the importance of advocating for an individual with dementia who may be prescribed medication