Tag Archives: Differential Risk of Death (Antipsychotic Drugs)

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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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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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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Antipsychotics-Related Mortality Risk in Nursing Home Dementia Patients (BMJ / BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012]. Summary Some antipsychotic medications increase the risk of death in patients with dementia more than others, according to a US study … Continue reading

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