Medicines and Dysphagia in Older Adults

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Lecture Overview

Many older adults with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing tablets and capsules. Altering the dosage form of oral medicines, such by crushing tablets, is common practice, but can have a variety of adverse consequences. So, how we can safely administer medicines to older adults with dysphagia? Clinical pharmacist Gauri Godbole explores that question in this lecture.


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Gauri Godbole is a specialist clinical pharmacist in aged and palliative care at Gosford Hospital, NSW, leveraging her extensive experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and academia to provide comprehensive care in her current role. She has achieved notable milestones, such as being a qualified dementia practitioner, conducting impactful research, publishing extensively, and presenting regularly at national and international forums. Gauri's remarkable contributions to pharmacy practice were acknowledged through her receipt of the prestigious Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), NSW State Achievement Award in 2022.
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First Published13 February 2023
Updated13 February 2023
13 February 2025
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