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.

Join this free webinar to:

  • Learn about non-pharmacological alternatives for controlling behavioral symptoms often associated with dementia

  • Identify which approaches could help replace antipsychotics in long-term care

  • Gain insight into how these new practices can be implemented

Peggy Weder’s career in long-term care, home health, and acute care spans more than 35 years and includes 19 years with Forum. She has held a range of positions with Provena St Joseph Medical Center, University HealthSystem Consortium, and served as the Director of Nursing at Rosewood Care Center. Her insights and expertise both from a clinical and business standpoint provide broad value to her customers.

After graduating from the St Joseph College School of Nursing, Peggy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene University. She also received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St Francis. Peggy is PICC-line certified and a member of the Infusion Nurses Society.


Nursing: This program has been approved for one clock hour and fifteen minutes of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators: This program has been approved for one clock hour and fifteen minutes of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20240806-1.25-A96159-DL.

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.


Peggy Weder, RN, BSN, MBA
Peggy Weder, RN, BSN, MBARegional Nurse Coordinator, South, Forum Extended Care Services

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