A new resource has been launched to assist aged care providers to monitor the use of antipsychotic medications.
Psychotropic drugs are being inappropriately used to manage dementia, the aged care royal commission has been told.
Giving an antipsychotic medication to an aged care resident should only be considered when all other interventions have failed, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications in residential aged care facilities can be reduced using proven intervention strategies, according to new University of Tasmania research.
The use of antipsychotics in residential aged care has gone down but other medications with similar side effects are being used more often, new research shows.
Dementia Training Australia has released a new mobile app to assist staff involved in medication management to provide quality use of medicines for people living with dementia.