Falls risk and medication. Selina Khanom : Dementia Team Pharmacist. Aim. To understand how medication can be a risk factor for falls. Objectives. Learn about the NSF for older people – what it is and why it is relevant Understand both why and how medicines can increase risk of falls
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SelinaKhanom : Dementia Team Pharmacist
The two main roles of NSFs are:
Preventing falls in frail older people will save lives and decrease disability.
Taking four or more medications significantly increases the risk for falling because
89 years old male
Wife recently passed away
Dosette box contains:
Mr M also buys Nytol from his chemist. Since his wife passed away he has difficulty sleeping at night.