Category Archives: Pharmacological Treatments

National Guideline on Dementia Assessment, Management and Support for People Living With Dementia and Their Carers: NG97 (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released a guideline covering the care (the assessment, management and support) of people living with dementia / Alzheimer’s Disease, and their families / carers. It replaces the older GG42 guideline. The main … Continue reading

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System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Multi-Morbidity Re-Visited (BBC News / Academy of Medical Sciences)

Summary The Academy of Medical Sciences has produced a report on the unprecedented burden of “multi-morbidity”, i.e. the clustering of two or more physical and mental health conditions in the same patient. This is a summary of emerging evidence on … Continue reading

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Pharmacological Treatment of Agitation in Persons With Dementia (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pharmaceutical treatments for alleviating agitation in dementia has been performed. Regarding the efficacy and treatment acceptability of these medications, it is reported that: “Risperidone, SSRIs as a class and Dextromethorphan / Quinidine demonstrated … Continue reading

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Preventative Treatment to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, Using Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs? (NHS Choices / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary A recent article suggests that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, if prescription were to be commenced years before clinical signs were to develop. An NHS Choices Behind the … Continue reading

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NHS England’s Pharmacy Integration Fund (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary Care home residents often have multiple long-term conditions and are often prescribed several different medicines (polypharmacy). NHS England plans to fund recruitment of 180 pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technicians who will work with care homes to try to reduce … Continue reading

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Update to Evidence on Antipsychotics in People With Dementia (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an updated summary of the evidence on safer use (or withdrawal) of antipsychotics for people living with dementia. This document is not a formal NICE guideline. Full Text … Continue reading

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