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.

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Until America has a cure, we need the absolute best care.

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