Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money

Louise Prime November GP training to reduce antipsychotic prescribing and better training for care home staff on person-centred care help to reduce agitation in people with dementia and improve their quality of life – as well as saving thousands of pounds a year, UK research has shown. The authors of the UK study* published todayContinue reading “Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money”

Antipsychotic #carehome drug data call in Wales

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Sarah Rochira said the use of drugs to manage “challenging behaviour” in dementia patients was “totally unacceptable”. She said robust data was needed to determine the true scale of the issue. She raised the matter at the assembly’s health committee inquiry. In written evidence, Ms Rochira said a “national mechanism”Continue reading “Antipsychotic #carehome drug data call in Wales”