Tag Archives: Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Dementia

Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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The Right Prescription: a Call to Action on the Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for People with Dementia (Dementia Action Alliance)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Summary  The Dementia Action Alliance launched a call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia on June … Continue reading

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Interventions to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing in Nursing Homes: a Systematic Review

Abstract Residents in nursing homes have tended to be exposed to inappropriate medication, particularly in regard to the excessive use of anti-psychotics which are commonly prescribed for nursing home residents suffering from dementia. This review attempted to identify the effect … Continue reading

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Doctors Told to Cut Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Dementia

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 4 November 2010]. Abstract The Care Services Minister, Paul Burstow, has informed doctors that use of anti-psychotic drugs for dementia patients must be cut by two-thirds by November 2011. These … Continue reading

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