Tag Archives: Psychotropic Medication

Pharmacological Treatment of Agitation in Persons With Dementia (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review and meta‐analysis of pharmaceutical treatments for alleviating agitation in dementia has been performed. Regarding the efficacy and treatment acceptability of these medications, it is reported that: “Risperidone, SSRIs as a class and Dextromethorphan / Quinidine demonstrated … Continue reading

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Pimavanserin for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis (NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary Parkinson’s Disease psychosis is a common side-effect in Parkinson’s Disease patients, involving hallucinations and delusions (irrational beliefs). Roughly a half of people with Parkinson’s disease may show psychotic symptoms eventually. Recent research assessed safety and efficacy of a new … Continue reading

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Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: CG161 (NICE)

Summary This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. This guideline updates and replaces the earlier guidance on “Falls (NICE Clinical Guideline 21)” and includes information on the … Continue reading

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Impact of Medication Use and Dementia on Fall Risk in Home Health Care (Home Health Care Management and Practice)

Summary The authors of this article investigated the relationships between medication, dementia and falls in community-dwelling elders receiving home health care services. This population had high rates of psychotropic drug use (61%), dementia (38%) and falls (37%). No significant relationships … 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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Mental Health Liaison Services for General and Community Hospitals: Service Specification for Dementia (Department of Health)

Summary This specification was designed to assist commissioners in the delivery of a service to support general and community hospitals in delivering better care to people with dementia. It was released as part of the Dementia Commissioning Pack in mid-2011, … Continue reading

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