SSPC's Dr Sarah Hayes Active Ageing Week lunchtime talk at the Hunt Museum Limerick

 

Active Aging Week Talk 'Medicine & Me'
Dr Sarah Hayes, SSPC’s Education & Training Officer will be at the Hunt Museum on Friday, September 30th at 1pm, giving a lunchtime talk will enable older persons to become more informed in regard to their medicine usage and indeed how simply crushing it can change how it works in body.

Inspired by the maiolica jars in the Hunt collection, this lunchtime talk given by Sarah Hayes, from University of Limerick, will enable older persons to become more informed in regard to their
medicine usage and indeed how simply crushing it can
change how it works in body.

Elderly patients are commonly prescribed a high number of medications for an array of medical conditions. These patients have a high frequency of swallowing difficulties and are often prescribed doses which require splitting or crushing of tablets or opening of capsules. These issues can be challenging for patients and their carers to manage in a primary care setting. Engagement with this group will identify the primary STEM gaps in understanding regarding medicine usage which will then be used to inform the development of educational and promotional materials for further public engagement. Additionally participants will gain a better understanding of how medicines are made and how they can ensure the best dosage.

Hundreds of events are taking place around the country  and are being sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

For more events see: Positive Aging Week https://www.ageaction.ie/how-you-can-help/positive-ageing-week-2016-spon...