Antipsychotic medications

Treatment for people with young-onset dementia

Dementia cannot be cured but there are treatments and support that can help someone live well with the condition. This page looks at the different types of treatments that can help someone with their symptoms. 


Treatment for hallucinations

Certain medications may cause side-effects for a person with dementia, including hallucinations. It's important to seek medical help when hallucinations occur.

Refusing to take medication

Sometimes, people with dementia refuse to take their prescribed medication. It is important not to assume that the person is just being ‘difficult’.

Antipsychotic medication

From our winter 2016 issue of Care and Cure magazine, find out more about new information that is shedding light on how antipsychotics prescribing needs to change.

Anti-psychotic drugs

It is very common for people with dementia to experience behavioural and psychological symptoms such as aggression and agitation. Find out how anti-psychotic drugs can treat these symptoms. 


Going into hospital

Hospitals can be disorientating and frightening for someone with dementia, but there is a lot that can be done to make their stay easier to manage.