Reducing Antipsychotics in Dementia Care: 5 Key Steps to Success
Until There's a Cure, The World Needs the Absolute Best Alzheimer's Care
Thousands of Americans with Alzheimer’s and related dementias are unnecessarily chemically restrained, left in a drug-induced stupor. It doesn’t have to be that way with new approaches to dementia care.
Ecumen Awakenings, a nationally honored program, has eliminated thousands of psychotropic drugs, helping people awaken from drug-induced stupor to talk, sing, exercise and be who they are as human beings, rather than having their personalities hidden away in plain sight.
Awakenings has helped us see a better way of Alzheimer’s care. It positively disrupts the status quo of U.S. dementia care, increases collaboration and creativity, and makes lives better.
Download “Reducing Antipsychotics in Dementia Care: 5 Key Steps to Success” to get started on the path to Awakenings. In this whitepaper, we’ll cover:
- Reviews recent initiatives regarding antipsychotic use in dementia
- Describes the Awakenings program to reduce unnecessary medication use in people with dementia and reviews three-year outcome data
- Discusses causes of agitation and uses of medications in elderly
- Describes the step-by-step process used to implement the Awakenings initiative
- Emphasizes the important roles of the physician, PA and NP in the Awakenings team approach
At the center of this care are people like you – professional caregivers and specialists committed to innovation and creating new pathways for those they serve and each other.