Managing Behaviors without Antipsychotic Drugs

Hello everyone,

We’ve shared tidbits before about the use of antipsychotic drugs to address the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, but this important issue is worth revisiting again. has a helpful article with tips on how to prevent and address some of the challenging behaviors of dementia like agitation and anxiety without the use of antipsychotic drugs, which are generally not effective in reducing these behaviors.

We’ve also attached the Tip Sheet referenced in the article that gives a great overview on this topic and may be helpful to share with the loved ones of your residents.

Have a great week!

Choosing Wisely Antipsychotic Drugs Tip Sheet

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