Speak Up For Your Practice Needs!

The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are looking for family doctors to take part in focus groups related to new clinical tools. Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.

Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

Antipsychotics and Dementia Discussion Guides - Centre for Effective Practice

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

The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.