Low Dose Antipsychotics in People with Dementia (NICE ADA)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012].


NICE has produced a series of academic detailing aids (ADAs) from “NPC Key Therapeutic Topics: medicines management options for local implementation”. These ADAs are intended to support discussions about key prescribing and medicines optimisation. Academic detailing is thought to improve clinical decision-making, reduce inappropriate prescribing and minimise unnecessary expenditure on healthcare (Soumerai and Avorn (1990), National Audit Office (2007)).

One of these ADAs covers low dose antipsychotics in people with dementia.

Note: This resource is not a NICE guideline and does not supersede or replace any NICE guidance.

Full Text Link


NICE (2012). Support for education and learning: academic detailing aid. Low dose antipsychotics in people with dementia. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), March / September 2012.

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