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