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NHS Lewisham CCG and SLaM produce information guide about the use of anti-psychotic medication in dementia

​Dementia symptoms can take on many different forms.  In some severe cases, there can be a need for anti-psychotic medication to manage extreme behaviour for the safety of the patient and their carer.  This can be a difficult and emotional time.  NHS Lewisham CCG in partnership with the Care Home Intervention Team at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) has produced a guide for patients and their carers to help understand the use of anti-psychotic medication in dementia. 

​​​The leaflet is available in hard copy and as an e-version How to use anti-psychotic medication in dementia.pdf which are intended to support discussion and be used as part of on-going dialogue about treatment with the healthcare professional. You can download the leaflet here or requests for a hard copy can be made to Christine Banwell, Pharmacy advisor (LD & mental health) at NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group, christine.banwell@nhs.net.