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Preventing Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia Care

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Research has shown that antipsychotic medicines (which may cause significant side-effects) are too often used to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. So, how can nurses use non-pharmacological interventions to prevent antipsychotic use for people with dementia?

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Research has shown that antipsychotic medicines (which may cause significant side-effects) are too often used to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. So, how can nurses use non-pharmacological interventions to prevent antipsychotic use for people with dementia?

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Hennie Williams
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Dr Henie Williams is a Sexual Health Physician at MSHC, Alfred Health and Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. Hennie completed her medical training in the UK as well as post graduate training in sexual health including family planning and genito-urinary medicine. Since moving to Australia she has undertaken an MPH and become a Fellow of Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine and has continued to work in this field. Her professional interests include sexual health education for health professionals, access to sexual health services for those most at risk and the public health control of STIs. Currently her position includes co-ordinating the sexual health stream in the MPH as well as co-ordinating the graduate certificate in sexual health at the University of Melbourne as well as clinical sexual health work at MSHC, Alfred Health.
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diyan chen
24 Oct 2019
Excellent resources
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Rani Santangelo
24 Apr 2022
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This was a short but informative resource
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Frances Fraser
08 Dec 2020
Good resource
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Richard Evetts
15 May 2022
A good succinct resource
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Antoinetta Camin
28 May 2021
I would recommend this education to other health professionals
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Jenny McCalman
02 Feb 2022
Informative.
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14 Jan 2021
Very concise and informative
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Wendy Tattam
05 Oct 2019
Excellent resource, well presented and factual
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Helen Fletcher
11 Feb 2020
Short resource for care staff to watch for basic information on use of antipsychotics.
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Celine Stewart
27 Jan 2022
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