Help for dementia patients and their carers
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.