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This section provides access to guidance, resources and examples of positive practice in the prescribing of anti-dementia drugs, reducing the prescribing of anti-psychotics and designing dementia diagnosis and post-diagnosis pathways

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Improving the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs for people with dementia

Details of a letter from Sir Ian Carruthers, Chief Executive of NHS South West and Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, to SHA Chief Executives to invite them to adapt four recommendations to drive down inappropriate prescribing antipsychotic medication and providing alternative ways of working and interventions that improve the safety, quality of life and outcomes for people with dementia. Read more »

Living well with dementia bulletin, Issue 3, October 2010

The third issue of the Living Well with Dementia bulletin provides features on achievements in implementing the National Dementia Strategy across the South West of England. This includes work to raise awareness, improving early diagnosis and early intervention, delivering better dementia care in general hospitals and care homes and developing an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia. Read more »