Dementia Care and Reduction of Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes
The Department of Health (Department) offers the following links/educational information for general guidance on addressing the improvement of dementia care and reduction of antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes. The information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and recommendations for improving the quality of resident care at your facility. Please consult, as you deem appropriate, professional educators and others for advice and recommendations. Finally, the Department makes no representation or warranties of any kind with respect to the information and guidance contained within this website or with respect to the expected rate of improvement.
The University of Iowa Geriatric Education Center website
includes information and resources to improve antipsychotic appropriateness in dementia patients. The toolkit includes an introduction, eight videos including assessment, delirium and non-drug management. Pocket guides and algorithms are also available.