- Hiroshi Akura (Department of Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuoka University / Muscat Pharmacy Co., Ltd. / email@example.com)
1) Department of Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuoka University , 2) Muscat Pharmacy Co., Ltd. , 3) Fukuoka City Pharmaceutical Association Pharmacy , 4) Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University , 5) Department of Occupational Therapy, Fukuoka International University of Health and Welfare
The purpose of this study is to construct the consultation system based on the touch panel type screening check for dementia (TPCD) results from a pharmacy to psychiatric specialists at an advanced treatment hospital, and to evaluate the effectiveness of resulting in dementia diagnosis. We herein report three cases that demonstrate the significance of TPCD in the course of study. Cases 1 was successful case from a 78-year-old man in which pharmacists recommended individuals scored 11 on the TPCD to visit psychiatrists at Fukuoka University Hospital, an advanced medical hospital, based on the results of TPCD. He was practically diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Cases 2 was partially successful case from a 78-year-old woman. Her TPCD score resulted only 9. The pharmacist effectively utilized tracing report to notify the patient’s cardiologist about the results of the TPCD performed at the pharmacy as she wished. On the other hand, Case 3 showed that patient whose TPCD score resulted 2 could receive no treatment due to advanced stage of dementia despite our consulting with family doctor based on the TPCD scores. These cases suggest that the pharmacy near an advanced medical hospital should play a role to provide accessibility between the patients with suspected dementia and psychiatric specialists and make opportunities to consult specialists earlier before progressing towards a dementia following MCI collaborated with community interprofessionals.