Tag Archives: Right Prescription (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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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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Prescribing of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients Declined Sharply in England 2006-2011 (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary The percentage of dementia patients being prescribed antipsychotic drugs fell sharply over the period 2006-2011 according to a statistical report … Continue reading

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The Right Prescription: a Call to Action on the Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for People with Dementia (Dementia Action Alliance)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 12, July 2011]. Summary  The Dementia Action Alliance launched a call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia on June … Continue reading

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