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Calls to cut use of dementia drugs

9th June 2011

The Right Prescription campaign, supported by Alzheimer’s research UK, has said dementia patients who are given antipsychotic drugs should have prescriptions reviewed within a year.

It aims to reduce the use of antipsychotics by encouraging a review of medications by 31 March 2012. Supporters want all those involved in the care of dementia patients, including GPs, psychiatrists and care home leaders, to commit to the cause. Research has shown that antipsychotics almost double the risk of early death when taken over a prolonged period.

 

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