Tag Archives: Alternatives to Antipsychotics

Systematic Review of Meaningful Activity for People With Dementia in Long-Term Care (Cochrane Database / NIHR Signal / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Mainstream opinion is nowadays in favour of providing personally-tailored meaningful activity for people with dementia in long-term care, as a means of improving mental wellbeing and quality of life, and / or reducing challenging behaviour without resort to antipsychotics. … Continue reading

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One Hour of Social Interaction Per Week Improves Dementia Care (NIHR / NHS Choices / PLoS Medicine)

Summary NIHR-funded research indicates that a modest amount of social interaction improves quality of life for people with dementia living in care homes. Agitation and aggression were reduced by these cost-effective means, and the quality of life in people with … Continue reading

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Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism (STOMP) Campaign (NHS England / Royal College of Psychiatrists / BPS)

Summary Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has written to raise awareness about the over-medication of people with learning disabilities or autism, on the first anniversary of the Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Updated DLB Consortium Diagnosis and Management Consensus Report (Neurology)

Summary The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium has published an updated set of recommendations on diagnosis and management of DLB. Clinical features and diagnostic biomarkers are covered, with guidance on their interpretation. Previously omitted aspects of Lewy-related pathology are … Continue reading

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Psychological Interventions For Dementia: Putting the Person at the Centre of Care (BPS)

Summary The British Psychological Society’s Dementia Advisory Group has produced a report on the psychological aspects of dementia care; particularly covering the roles of psychologists in providing practical support. Recommendations are presented concerning: Prevention / risk-reduction. Assessment. Planning of care. … 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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Over-Medication of People With Learning Disabilities? (BBC News / BMJ / PHE)

Summary Analysis of GP data over a decade has revealed that over one quarter of 33,000 adults with learning disabilities (and / or some forms of dementia) may have been prescribed antipsychotics unnecessarily, usually as a result of challenging behaviour. … Continue reading

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