Developed by the Centre for Effective Practice and published on its tool microsite TheWell
, the discussion guides
promote a better understanding of best practices for assessing and managing patients with dementia; with a particular focus on the use of antipsychotics. There are three discussion guides, each with information aimed at helping healthcare providers and caregivers in discussing the symptoms of dementia, weighing the benefits and harms of antipsychotics and initiating appropriate therapy.
Keywords: elderly, old, Alzheimer’s, behavioural symptoms, psychological symptoms, memory, non-drug therapy, drug therapy, primary care providers, long-term care providers, long-term care homes, CEP