Aged Care Residents Kept on Antipsychotics for Too Long
New research by PCHSS investigators reveals the extent of misuse of antipsychotic drugs in aged care facilities.
Read the journal article (“Duration of Antipsychotic Medication Use by Aged Care Facility Residents With Dementia”. Lind KE, Raban MZ, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI) and some of the popular press about this research:
- Aged care residents turned into ‘zombies’ on antipsychotics for more than 200 days at a time. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
- Concerns over antipsychotics in aged care. (The West Australian, The Courier, Bendigo Advertiser)
- Antipsychotics overused in residential aged care: Study. (News GP)
- Australia’s aged care residents drugged up on antipsychotics. (The Herald Sun)