Tuesday, 3 May 2016

'Just in Case' medication

People with dementia, as well as many other people, are sometimes prescribed 'just in case' medication packs as they approach the end of their lives. The general idea is that appropriate medications should be available to those who are caring for the person approaching the end of their life when they are needed rather than when the surgery or pharmacy may be open.

The BMA have published a very useful paper about this:



  1. There are Dementia Care Centers out there who has 24/7 Nursing and Resential Care.

    1. Yes I know that Natalie. This post was addressed primarily to those people who, like me, are caring, with or without additional help, for a loved one at home. Many people would prefer to pass away in their own home if at all possible.