Are antipsychotic drugs risky for dementia patients?

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  1. David Filipowich

    This is something clinical pharmacists who service retirement homes in Ontario have been trying to implement on a regular basis, however, some of the roadblocks tend to be the medical staff who are resistant for fear they may cause the residents to worsen. With only 5-10% of the residents need to be restarted on these meds, it is worth the effort to reduce the use of anti-psychotics in this group of patients, even though the staff may be resistive at first…
    After all the health of the residents should always be the primary concern..

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