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Dementia Centred

<p>This was originally written 4 years ago, unfortunately, high prescribing rates still exist and <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(20)30370-7/fulltext">recent research* suggests that rates are climbing again during Covid-19.</a>&nbsp;Unfortunately the questions remain in relation to appropriate pathways of support for people living with dementia who are distressed.</p>
<p>Why does it matter if we use antipsychotic medications to address distressed behaviour in people with dementia?</p>
<p>When I started my very first job in care in 1989 we had some interesting ideas about the behaviour of people with dementia. I was still living in the US at the time, but from what I have gathered, care of people with dementia wasn&rsquo;t so different in the UK at the time. If someone &ldquo;wandered&...