Improving mental health and reducing antipsychotic use in people with dementia in care homes: the WHELD research programme including two RCTs

@inproceedings{Ballard2020ImprovingMH,
  title={Improving mental health and reducing antipsychotic use in people with dementia in care homes: the WHELD research programme including two RCTs},
  author={Clive G Ballard and Martin Orrell and Esme Moniz-Cook and Robert T Woods and Rhiannon Whitaker and Anne Corbett and Dag Aarsland and Joanna Murray and Vanessa C Lawrence and Ingelin Testad and Martin Knapp and Renee Romeo and Darshan Zala and Jane Stafford and Zoe Hoare and Lucy Garrod and Yongzhong Sun and Edward McLaughlin and Barbara Woodward-Carlton and Gareth Williams and Jane Fossey},
  year={2020}
}
Background The effective management of agitation and other neuropsychiatric and behavioural symptoms in people with dementia is a major challenge, particularly in care home settings, where dementia severity is higher and there is limited training and support for care staff. There is evidence for the value of staff training and the use of psychosocial approaches; however, no intervention currently exists that combines these elements into an intervention that is fit for purpose and effective in… 
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