World Alzheimer’s Month – 10 seldom-mentioned “side effects” of using antipsychotics in long-term dementia care, which are also 10 more good reasons we should #BanBPSD

Today’s re-blog as part of World Alzheimer’s Month focuses on an article by Susan Macaulay which comments on 10 seldom-mentioned “side effects” of using antipsychotics in long-term dementia care, which are also 10 more good reasons we should #BanBPSD.

“There are a tonne of reasons not to give antipsychotics to people who live with Dementia. There are also a tonne of reasons why people are given antipsychotic medications in long-term care, most of which have something to do with their normal responses to adverse conditions and poor care approaches, and nothing to do with Dementia. The normal human responses are pejoratively labelled, and erroneously attributed to Dementia.”

10 seldom-mentioned “side effects” of using antipsychotics in long-term dementia care, which are also 10 more good reasons we should #BanBPSD

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