According to the National PACE Association, nearly half of PACE participants have been diagnosed with dementia. Yet, even with the challenges of dementia, they’re living on their own with the help of caregivers. What is the role of PACE pharmacy services in helping manage dementia and mitigate its side effects to the largest extent possible? PACE medication management for participants with dementia must be multifaceted to meet the unique challenges the participants and their caregivers face. Care for these participants must include educational components, enhanced medication safety and regular medication therapy reviews. Here’s a look at the medication-related challenges dementia presents.
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