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Expected rise in UK dementia cases                                       Age over 85                                      ...
Behavioural and psychologicalsymptoms in people with dementia
“short-term treatment (up to six weeks) ofpersistent aggression in patients with moderate tosevere Alzheimer’s dementia, u...
The reality• Estimated 180,000  people in England with  dementia were getting  antipsychotics• Only 36,000 get any  clinic...
The chemical cosh:people with dementia
It doesn’t have to be that way!
Our goalBy 31st March 2012:  all people with dementia who are receiving antipsychotic  drugs will have undergone a clinica...
Called to action!1. People with dementia and their carers2. Those who can give voice and advocacy to people   with dementi...
Pharmacists’ commitment
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
Quality Forum 2012 - Health Talks - Helen Bevan
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  1. 1. Expected rise in UK dementia cases Age over 85 LARGE RISE Age under 85 SMALL RISE
  2. 2. Behavioural and psychologicalsymptoms in people with dementia
  3. 3. “short-term treatment (up to six weeks) ofpersistent aggression in patients with moderate tosevere Alzheimer’s dementia, unresponsive to non- pharmacological approaches and when there is a risk of harm to self or others”.
  4. 4. The reality• Estimated 180,000 people in England with dementia were getting antipsychotics• Only 36,000 get any clinical benefit from the drugs• Negatives far outweigh the positivesSource: Bannerjee report
  5. 5. The chemical cosh:people with dementia
  6. 6. It doesn’t have to be that way!
  7. 7. Our goalBy 31st March 2012: all people with dementia who are receiving antipsychotic drugs will have undergone a clinical review to ensure that if they are receiving these drugs they are doing so appropriately and that alternatives to their prescription have been considered and a shared decision has been agreed regarding their future care
  8. 8. Called to action!1. People with dementia and their carers2. Those who can give voice and advocacy to people with dementia and their carers3. Clinical decision makers who prescribe and review the drugs4. Those with authority who can promote best practice
  9. 9. Pharmacists’ commitment
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