Antipsychotic drugs: time for action

The inappropriate use of these drugs causes accelerated cognitive decline, reduces quality of life, greatly increases the risk of strokes and leads to at least 18,000 additional deaths per year.Author/s: Lucy Whitman For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Medicines and people with dementia 1. Common problems and concerns

In the first of a new series on medication for people with dementia, Amanda Thompsell and Barbara Jesson discuss the problems that can arise with drugs prescribed for people with dementia, and ways of avoiding these Author/s: Amanda Thompsell, Barbara Jesson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

International conference at Stirling

Reports by Sue BensonAuthor/s: Sue Benson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Neuroleptic drug use for people with dementia in care homes

Graham Jackson asks why, despite repeated warnings and guidance, neuroleptic (antipsychotic) drugs are still used inappropraitely for too many people with dementia in care homes. He advises cautious and sparing use of these drugs which can cause many problemsAuthor/s: Graham Jackson For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The … Read more

Drugs: consider the probable side effects

Steve Iliffe and Jill Manthorpe describe the probable effects of a NICE health technology appraisal consultation document recommending that anti-Alzheimer’s Drugs should no longer be prescribed for mild to moderate dementia – a decision made on grounds of cost, not effectivenessAuthor/s: Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe For the full article please see the PDF download linked … Read more

Current drug treatment options in Alzheimer’s disease

Lisa Chick gives an overview of the medication currently licensed and recommended for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in the UKAuthor/s: Lisa Chick For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

A new line of attack on memory loss

By Professor Stephen RoseAuthor/s: Stephen Rose For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Monitoring medication

Dorset: Diane Beavis describes the development of a specialist medication service for people with Alzheimer’s diseaseAuthor/s: Diane Beavis For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Sugaring the pill-taking

Grangemouth, Stirlingshire: Mary Dixon describes a new initiative to improve compliance with taking medication which has proven highly successfulAuthor/s: Mary Dixon For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is available if you subscribe.

Diagnosis by request: a self-referral memory clinic

Jane Mullins and Fiona Fitch describe the work of the self-referral memory clinic, an innovative extension to the conventional memory clinic at the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly, in Bath.Author/s: Jane Mullins, Fiona Fitch For the full article please see the PDF download linked to the right. The full JDC archive is … Read more