Kudos to American Psychiatric Association for Campaign to Reduce Antipsychotics in Dementia Care
Date: Sep 23rd, 2013 4:05pm

Author:

Eric Schubert

We have experienced through Ecumen Awakenings how collaboration between long-term care professionals and physicians can have a dramatic impact on reducing antipsychotic medications in dementia care and improve lives. The American Psychiatric Association is calling for change. They have issued a statement that antipsychotic medications should not be the first treatments doctors or patients think of when dealing with dementia in an elderly person, behavior problems in a child or insomnia in an adult. Read article from USA Today here.

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