Dr Ian Maidment
Ian received funding from PRUK in 2014.
“Thanks to the support from PRUK we have been able to interview people with dementia, family carers and a range of health and social care professionals. These interviews have increased our understanding of the medication management challenges in dementia and the potential role of community pharmacists.
Medication management is very complex in people with dementia, who are also particularly vulnerable to the side-effects of medication. We need to ensure that systems support people with dementia and their family carers with medication management. Ultimately, the outputs of this research will inform the development of interventions to optimise medication usage in people with dementia.”
See more information on this area in Dr Maidment’s research programme.