Tag Archives: Antipsychotics and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

Antipsychotics for Delirium in General Hospitals (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary This article discusses a prospective observational study, conducted over 1 year at 33 general hospitals in Japan, into the risks and benefits of antipsychotics for older patients with delirium in general hospital settings. Of 2834 patients who developed delirium, 2453 … Continue reading

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Whole-Person Care: Towards Parity Between Mental and Physical Health (Royal College of Psychiatrists)

Summary This Royal College of Psychiatrists report discusses steps to achieve greater “parity of esteem” for mental health compared with physical health services. “…mental health does not receive the same attention as physical health. People with mental health problems frequently … Continue reading

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Treatment of Visual Hallucinations in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Future Neurology)

Summary Treatment of visual hallucinations in neurodegenerative disorders is at an early stage of development due to the underlying mechanisms being imperfectly understood. The authors consider various potential approaches to developing treatments, but caution readers that any single treatment is … Continue reading

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Resources to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia (UKMi / East & South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services)

Summary This document assembles a collection of resources to support primary and secondary care pharmacists in reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotics for patients showing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The resources are based on the “Medicines Use … 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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Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs in Care Homes (NHS Choices / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has drawn attention to a further study raising concern over the prescribing of psychotropic medicines for elderly people living in care homes. The study in question examined how psychotropic drugs – i.e. … Continue reading

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Neuroleptic, Sedative and Analgesic Prescription in Dementia Patients Admitted into an Acute Hospital (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust / Nursing Standard / YouTube)

Summary The aim of the research reported in this conference poster presentation was to assess the use of neuroleptics, sedatives and analgesics in patients with dementia at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Drug charts of 51 patients were examined to … Continue reading

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Recent Elderly Mental Health Related Reviews

[A version of this collection appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Antipsychotics / Psychosis Hartling, L. Abou-Setta, AM. Dursun, S. [et al]. Antipsychotics in adults with schizophrenia: comparative effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Low Dose Antipsychotics in People with Dementia (NICE ADA)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary NICE has produced a series of academic detailing aids (ADAs) from “NPC Key Therapeutic Topics: medicines management … Continue reading

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Steps to Reduce Antipsychotic Use for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia in the USA (CMS / JAMA)

Summary Inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotics for nursing home patients is a recognised problem in the United States. The US Food and Drug Administration, back in 2005, issued a public health advisory warning alerting that treatment of behavioural disorders in elderly … Continue reading

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