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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Antipsychotics & Dementia: Managing medications (across Hodges' model)

individual
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
group
person-centered care, communication

diagnosis
medication management
assessment - review
premature deaths, stroke
side-effects
observation
Anti-psychotics:
Traditional - 1st generation
Atypical - 2nd generation
de-prescribing
pain, analgesia, 
research
anti-depressant
cholinesterase inhibitors
titration
trial reduction
avoid benzodiazepines if possible
Team working, collaborative care, family
nursing homes
challenging behaviours -
shouting, aggression, psychosis, agitation
Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
psychosocial interventions, reassuring staff, knowledge and skills
Policy, Reports, Governance, Audit, Consent, Capacity, Consultation, Multi-disciplinary approach, institutions, choice

My source: AlzheimersAustralia via twitter

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