Antipsychotic Drugs

Audit of antipsychotic prescribing for dementia published

The audit of antipsychotic prescribing for dementia, published on 17 July, showed a 52% decrease in the rate of prescribing between 2008 and 2011. Prescriptions for antipsychotics in people newly diagnosed (diagnosed each year with a prescription of an antipsychotic … Read more → – Audit of antipsychotic prescribing for dementia published

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Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice guide

This guide (Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice) has been written by Deborah Sturdy, independent nurse consultant; Hazel Heath, independent nurse consultant for older people; Professor Clive Ballard, director of research at the Alzheimer’s Society; Professor Alistair Burns, national clinical … Read more → – Antipsychotic drugs in dementia: a best practice guide

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Reducing the use of antipsychotic medication

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Professor Alistair Burns talks about the need to reduce the precribing of antipsychotic medication, and the alternatives available.

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