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Dementia Care and Reduction of
Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

The Department offers the following links/educational information for general guidance on addressing the improvement of dementia care and reduction of antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes.  The information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and recommendations for improving the quality of resident care at your facility.   Please consult, as you deem appropriate, professional educators and others for advice and recommendations.  Finally, the Department makes no representation or warranties of any kind with respect to the information and guidance contained within this website or with respect to the expected rate of improvement.

The following links will connect you to educational information regarding the improvement of dementia care and reduction of antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes.

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/managing-alzheimers-disease-communication-and-behavior-problems-resource-list

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_behaviors.pdf

http://www.rxfacts.org/

Below is the link for the University of Iowa Geriatric Education Center.
The website includes information and resources to Improve Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients. The toolkit includes an introduction, 8 videos including Assessment, Delirium and Non-drug management. Pocket guides and algorithms are also available.

https://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/iaadapt/

Advancing Excellence in Nursing Homes

http://www.nhqualitycampaign.org/star_index.aspx?controls=dementiaCare