Incredible as it may seem, and contrary to years of high-level campaigning plus the circulation of awareness raising reports and guidelines, antipsychotic prescribing in long-term residential care in England did not, in fact, decline measurably during the four years following the launch the National Dementia Strategy (2009). Experts are thought to be baffled.
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