Psychosocial interventions for reducing antipsychotic medication in care home residents.

@article{Richter2012PsychosocialIF,
  title={Psychosocial interventions for reducing antipsychotic medication in care home residents.},
  author={Tanja Richter and Gabriele H. Meyer and Ralph M{\"o}hler and Sascha K{\"o}pke},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={
          CD008634
        }
}
BACKGROUND Antipsychotic medication is regularly prescribed in care homes to control 'behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia' despite moderate efficacy, significant adverse effects, and available non-pharmacological alternatives. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions to reduce antipsychotic medication in care home residents. SEARCH METHODS The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group's Specialized Register, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL… CONTINUE READING

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