Tag Archives: Differemtial Antipsychotic-Related Mortality Risks

Reducing Antipsychotic Prescriptions for Dementia in Primary Care (HSJ / NHS London)

Summary The Dementia and Prescribing Antipsychotic Project, run by London-based CCGs, helped to reduce prescribing levels by between 48% and 77%. The project aimed to raise awareness of the risks of antipsychotic prescribing for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia. … Continue reading

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Reducing Antipsychotic Drugs in Care Homes (Nursing Times)

Summary A recent Nursing Times articles covers the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia living in care homes. It discusses a review by pharmacists which resulted in the use of these drugs being reduced or discontinued. It covers … 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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Comparative Mortality Risks from Antipsychotics in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (British Journal of Psychiatry)

Summary A US observational study of 136,393 people, aged 65 years and older, and living in the community, who had recently started taking antipsychotics, was performed to estimate the comparative mortality risks of commonly prescribed antipsychotics. These individuals had recently … 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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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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