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To develop a clinical protocol for the use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia patients with behavioral disturbances that includes prescribing and deprescribing criteria and to assess its applicability in longterm care institutions.
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Name: Farmacia hospitalaria : organo oficial de expresion cientifica de la Sociedad Espanola de Farmacia Hospitalaria
Antipsychotic medications are commonly used to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia despite their side effects and harms. While the Halting Antipsychotic Use in Long-Term Care (HA...
The majority of patients are diagnosed within a memory assessment service or a neurology clinic. However, early detection of a possible dementia is often done in a primary care setting. Dementia diagn...
People with dementia become increasingly dependent on others for care as cognition declines. Decision making about placement of people with dementia into long-term institutional care can be emotionall...
Deprescribing may be particularly relevant in older people with limited life expectancy. In order to effectively carry out deprescribing in this population, it is important to understand the perspecti...
Aggressive behaviours in long-term care (LTC) is a difficult health care issue to manage. One method that has been over-used is the prescription of antipsychotics for the behaviours and ps...
Deprescribing is a systematic method of withdrawing potentially inappropriate or unnecessary medications and is warranted in the elderly due to the high prevalence of polypharmacy. In part...
Inappropriate antipsychotic prescribing is a key quality indicator by which clinical outcomes might be monitored and improved in LTC. A multi component intervention to reduce inappropriate...
This study will develop, implement and evaluate a deprescribing initiative at a Canadian Long Term Care (LTC) Facility. Residents currently undergo an annual medication review as part of t...
The aim of this study is to discontinue antipsychotics and antidepressants, and to study its effect on Behavioural- and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD).
Health insurance to provide full or partial coverage for long-term home care services or for long-term nursing care provided in a residential facility such as a nursing home.
Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.
Medical and skilled nursing services provided to patients who are not in an acute phase of an illness but who require a level of care higher than that provided in a long-term care setting. (JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)
Hospitals which provide care to patients with long-term illnesses.
Of all the types of Dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common, affecting around 465,000 people in the UK. Neurons in the brain die, becuase 'plaques' and 'tangles' (mis-folded proteins) form in the brain. People with Al...
Dementia describes a range of symptoms of cognitive decline. For example memory loss, problems with reasoning and communication skills, and a reduction in a person's abilities and skills in carrying out daily activities. There are about 820,000 peo...