Systematic review to inform the development of a community pharmacy based intervention for people affected by dementia

Dann-Reed, Eleanor, Poland, Fiona ORCID: and Wright, David (2020) Systematic review to inform the development of a community pharmacy based intervention for people affected by dementia. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 28 (3). pp. 233-245. ISSN 0961-7671

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Objectives: People living with dementia (PWD) frequently receive medicine regularly from their community pharmacy, thus providing an opportunity to address either directly or through a carer any unmet medicine-related needs. The aim of this systematic review was to identify, describe, and evaluate the quality of the research for dementia-specific pharmacy-based interventions with potential for delivery through community pharmacy. This would inform the design of future services and associated trials. Key Findings: The systematic review process identified 29 studies. Interventions were categorised as medication review, targeted medicine intervention, education, memory screening and miscellaneous. Five studies were set in community pharmacy. Interventions frequently targeted antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and anticholinergic medication. Twenty interventions were medicine-related. Eighteen studies were categorised as ‘very low’ quality, often due to small sample size. Summary: The review identified a range of interventions, which could be delivered through community pharmacy, and potentially benefit PWD. Developing appropriate and efficient training and working in multi-disciplinary teams were identified as necessary for effectiveness. Further research is needed to identify which service elements are likely to be acceptable to both patients and practitioners as well as the barriers and enablers to their implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: community pharmacy,dementia,medicine management,systematic review,pharmacy,pharmaceutical science,health policy,public health, environmental and occupational health,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3600/3611
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Patient Care
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 05:16
DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12586


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