Effect of clinical pharmacists' interventions on dementia treatment adherence and caregivers' knowledge

Balli F. N., ÜNSAL P., HALİL M. G., DOĞU B. B., CANKURTARAN M., Demirkan K.

GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.21, no.6, pp.506-511, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ggi.14170
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.506-511
  • Keywords: caregiver, clinical pharmacist, dementia, education, treatment adherence
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim Poor adherence with dementia medications is common among patients and caregivers, owing to the absence of perceived effect, polypharmacy, and adverse effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of clinical pharmacists' interventions on the adherence to dementia treatment and the caregivers' knowledge of dementia.