Tag Archives: Atypical Antipsychotics

Reducing Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Dementia in Primary Care (HSJ / NHS London)

Summary The Dementia and Prescribing Antipsychotic Project, run by London-based CCGs, helped to reduce prescribing levels by between 48% and 77%. The project aimed to raise awareness of the risks of antipsychotic prescribing for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatments for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and safety of various pharmacological treatments for neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. It concludes that cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) and atypical antipsychotics could improve neuropsychiatric symptoms in these patients, but with poor patient … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Drugs in Care Homes (Nursing Times)

Summary A recent Nursing Times articles covers the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia living in care homes. It discusses a review by pharmacists which resulted in the use of these drugs being reduced or discontinued. It covers … Continue reading

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Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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Pharmacotherapies for Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and adverse effects of drug treatments for sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors comment on the lack of evidence to guide drug treatment of sleep problems in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Discontinuation of Antipsychotics in Patients with Dementia (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)

Summary The authors performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies comparing the outcomes of antipsychotics discontinuation (versus their continuation) in people with dementia. Changes to the severity of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) was the … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics for the Management of Agitation in Adults with Personality Disorders or Cognitive Impairment (CADTH)

Summary This Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) report summarises existing guidelines and reviews on the clinical effectiveness of antipsychotics for reducing agitation in adults with personality disorders or cognitive impairment. Full Text Link Reference Antipsychotics for … Continue reading

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