Thousands of people living with dementia are taking antipsychotic medication that they do not need and that could possibly harm them. A time limited prescription of antipsychotic drugs may be appropriate sometimes, but too often antipsychotic drugs are over prescribed. We must reduce their use and adopt alternative interventions for disturbing or distressed behaviour to make things better for people with dementia and their carers.
The Call to Action Network are offering a series of exclusive free web seminars featuring prominent national leaders involved in the reduction of inappropriate prescribing of anti-psychotics for people with dementia. This is your chance to ‘ask the expert’ direct, engage in stimulating conversations with your peers and gain valuable insight and learning from others’ experience nationally. Online seminars offer the convenience of networking from your desk and create the opportunity for a wide cross-section of professionals to join in the conversation.
Professor June Andrews of the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling invites you to participate in a seminar at 4.30pm GMT on 21st February 2012. She will present practical strategies that can be used by carers, or health and social care workers for each of the common problems in order to avoid inappropriate prescription of antipsychotics.
The seminar is based on the book “Ten Helpful Hints for Carers” and includes very practical strategies that can be used by staff or taught to carers on
Creating a relaxing environment
Agitation or anxiety
Register for this web seminar here. Once registration is complete, you will receive further joining instructions for the day and a ‘top tips’ guide to online seminars.
If you are unable to attend on the day, the web seminars will also be recorded and available on the Call to Action Network
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*If you have difficulty accessing the registration link, please visit the NHS Institute’s website and you can register via the events section.*