Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia: Best Practice Guide (RCN)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 11, June 2012].


This “Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice guide” booklet, has been published by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), with support from the Department of Health. The main content headings comprise:

  • What is dementia?
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.
  • Antipsychotic drugs.
  • Good practice in preventing the need for antipsychotic drugs.
  • Techniques that do not use drugs.
  • Alternative medications.
  • Conclusion.
  • References.

Full Text Link


Sturdy, D. Heath, H. Ballard, C. [et al] (2012)  Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice. Harrow: Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Spring 2012.

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