ON-DEMAND, SELF-STUDY CE WEBINARS
Reducing Antipsychotic Usage: A Deeper Dive into Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Managing Resident Behaviors
DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Noon – 1 p.m. CST
While some progress has been made to reduce the use of antipsychotics in long-term and residential care, it remains widespread, especially for controlling behavioral symptoms of residents with dementia. Inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs among older adults not only reduces quality of life and dignity, but has been linked to an increased risk of injuries, diabetes, and heart disease.
This session will explore in more depth some of the effective non-pharmacological options available – from specialized care team training and education about behavioral root causes to establishing new practices.