Physicians
Informative guides, training materials, toolkits and websites.
 

Guides

Antipsychotic Medication Reference
Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc., Delmarva Foundation

5 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question  (Download PDF)
American Psychiatric Association

Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
American Geriatrics Society 2015 Beers Criteria Update Expert Panel

 

Toolkits

Physician Package
This document was compiled by the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes to provide links to resources and tools for physicians on clinical practice guides, non-pharmacological interventions for dementia, information for physicians to provide to families, data, and evidence-based research.


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ElderConsult   I   elderconsult.com
ElderConsult, a partner of the California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, helps families who are struggling with medical or behavioral challenges. Family-friendly resources and additional comprehensive information for your families can be found at elderconsult.com and below (Direct source: elderconsult.com):
 


Disclaimers:
This information is intended to start a dialog of the effects of medications for those with dementia.

Web Resources

 

Webinars & Videos

Antipsychotics and Dementia: Managing Medications
Developed by: Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, in conjunction with Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) and the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre.
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Webinar Series: Antipsychotics and Dementia
Developed by: ElderConsult, for the California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care
and the California Coalition for Person-Centered Care
Watch Part 1: Dementia   |   Watch Part 2: Agitation: Behavioral Approach
Watch Part 3: Agitation: Medications

 


Dementia in the Nursing Home  I  Jay S. Luxenberg, MD

Objectives:

  • Understand the value of making a diagnosis of etiology for management of dementia

  • Recognize how describing a troublesome behavior is one of the first steps in managing it

  • Describe the “ABC”s of behavior management

  • Perform a Risk of Harm assessment to be able to correctly determine the risk/benefit ratio of proposed interventions


Best Practices in Dementia Care: Antipsychotic Use   I   Janice Hoffman, PharmD, CGP, FASCP

Objectives:

  • Overview of the role for Antipsychotics in Dementia

  • Explain a best practice for transferring a patient from the acute hospital to a SNF with an antipsychotic order

  • Describe best practice for behavior monitoring with antipsychotic medications

  • Monitor effect and side effects of antipsychotic drugs

  • Identify alternative non-antipsychotic medications


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A Webinar Series Developed Specifically for Pharmacists

Webinar 1: Tips for Using Antipsychotics in Dementia

Goals:

  • Advocate for delivery of health care that is person-centered and goal directed

  • Advocate for the appropriate use of antipsychotics for BPSD


Watch Part 1
 

Webinar 2: Tips for Treating Insomnia in the Elderly

Goals:

  • Advocate for delivery of health care that is person-centered and goal directed

  • Advocate for the appropriate use of drugs for insomnia in the elderly


Watch Part 2
 

 


Webinar 3: Tips for Treatment of Pain and Anxiety in the Elderly

Goals:

  • Advocate for delivery of health care that is person-centered and goal directed

  • Advocate for the appropriate use of medications for pain and anxiety


Watch Part 3