People with dementia often experience symptoms that affect their behaviour, causing aggression, agitation and psychotic symptoms like delusions and hallucinations. These behavioural and psychological symptoms can be very distressing.
Alzheimer's Society is dedicated to improving treatment and care of people with dementia to help reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs. We are working with many partner organisations to provide information, develop tools and give support to people with dementia, carers and health and social care professionals to achieve this goal.
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News and downloads
- Antipsychotic prescriptions for people with dementia massively under-reported, suggests study (18 October 2012)
- Number of people diagnosed with dementia being prescribed antipsychotics reduced by more than half in three years (17 July 2012)
- Download Reducing the use of antipsychotic drugs: A guide to the treatment and care of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
- Download Optimising treatment and care for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A best practice guide