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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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WRVS launch a new dementia care initiative

WRVS launched a pilot scheme on 7 November to support dementia care at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. WRVS volunteers will be trained to develop new skills to enable them to provide specialist personalised support to those living … Read more → – WRVS launch a new dementia care initiative

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Call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs

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Alistair talks about the key points to The Right Prescription: a call to action on the use of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia

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Dementia in the general hospital

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Alistair talks about dementia in the general hospital.

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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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Introduction to the National Dementia Strategy

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Launched in February 2009, the National Dementia Strategy set out a vision for transforming dementia services with the aim of achieving better awareness of dementia, early diagnosis and high quality treatment at whatever stage of the illness and in whatever … Read more → – Introduction to the National Dementia Strategy

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