Tag Archives: Aggressive Behaviour

Exploring the Value and Benefits of Music for People With Dementia (ILC-UK / Commission on Dementia and Music)

Summary A report from the International Longevity Centre UK covers the potential roles of therapeutic music services, and digital music streaming technologies, for people living with dementia. “If music publishers and streaming platforms could make music available for free or … Continue reading

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Introducing the Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary The Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (ISSN 2397-5628) is a recently launched, locally edited, multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed international journal, which covers topics of relevance to the care of the elderly. Concerning Guidelines on the Use of Antipsychotics for Agitation … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Prescribing for BPSD (BMJ / JAMA / JAMA Psychiatry / BJCP)

Summary This BMJ “Change page” article discusses the potential harms associated with use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, and covers guidelines recommending restrictions in their use. Risperidone is the antipsychotic recommended for use in the treatment of aggression associated … Continue reading

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Antipsychotics for the Management of Agitation in Adults with Personality Disorders or Cognitive Impairment (CADTH)

Summary This Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) report summarises existing guidelines and reviews on the clinical effectiveness of antipsychotics for reducing agitation in adults with personality disorders or cognitive impairment. Full Text Link Reference Antipsychotics for … Continue reading

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Inappropriate Long-Term Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for People with Dementia in Specialised Care Units (BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Summary This study investigated use of antipsychotic drug therapy for the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) among 344 people with dementia living in 40 specialised care units in Sweden. 132 persons (38%) in the study population … Continue reading

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Non-Pharmacological Management of Behavioural Symptoms in Dementia (JAMA)

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary Since pharmacological treatment (i.e. antipsychotic medication) for the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia … Continue reading

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Communication With Cognitively Impaired Patients in Hospital (Nursing Older People)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This article, published in the Royal College of Nursing’s “Nursing Older People”, covers the effective communication skills essential for nurses … Continue reading

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