Tag Archives: Call to Action on Antipsychotic Drugs (Dementia Action Alliance)

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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Government Policy: Improving Care for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary From late March 2013 the Department of Health’s website is being archived and will no longer be updated. It should still be possible to access old content on their previous site using the existing links supplied throughout this information … 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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Antipsychotic Prescribing for Dementia Patients Declines in UK (BMJ Open)

Summary A cohort study into the pattern and trends in the use of antipsychotics and antidepressants etc. in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias has discovered that antipsychotic prescribing by GPs did fall markedly from 20% in 1995 to around 7% … 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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Pharmacy Led Reviews of Anti-Psychotic Prescribing for People with Dementia (BMC Psychiatry)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Antipsychotics prescribed for people with dementia are associated with approximately 1800 excess deaths in the UK … 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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