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A cross-sectional examination of the prevalence of psychotropic medications for people living with dementia in Australian long-term care facilities: issues of concern

McMaster, Mitchell; Fielding, Elaine; Lim, David; Moyle, Wendy; Beattie, Elizabeth

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Background: Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are a common problem in long-term care facilities (LTC). Clinical guidelines dictate that first-line treatments for BPSD are psychosocial and behavioral interventions; if these are unsuccessful, psychotropic medications may be trialed at low doses and their effects can be monitored.Methods: There have previously been no studies with nationally representative samples to investigate psychotropic administration in LTCs in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/160476
Source: International Psychogeriatrics
DOI: 10.1017/S1041610217002447

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