The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network website is a resource page where people can find information on living with RA. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can make it difficult to live a full, healthy life. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage these symptoms — from medications to lifestyle changes. 

The aim of this paper was to identify and prioritize medication classes where evidence-based deprescribing guidelines would be of benefit to clinicians. A modified Delphi approach included a literature review, and expert panel and three survey rounds. Last reviewed January 2017.

This two page alogrorith helps clinicians reduce the use of antipsychotics. Last reviewed March 2018. 

In some long-term care homes, no residents over age 65 are being prescribed antipsychotic medications, while in others, up to two-thirds of the residents are being prescribed the drugs. The report notes that some of the variation across the province could be due to the fact that some homes specialize in treating people with severe mental illness or advanced dementia. But it is unlikely this factor alone explains the breadth of these differences.

Antipsychotic medications are used to treat a variety of different mental health conditions. They may be used to treat people with dementia when they have certain serious behaviours that are hard to manage with other strategies. As a member of the care team, you have an important role to play in helping the health care providers decide whether this treatment is a good choice for your family member or friend. This guide will help you learn more about how antipsychotic medications are used to help people with dementia. 

This tool is designed to help providers understand, assess, and manage residents in LTC homes with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (responsive behaviours), with a focus on antipsychotic medications. It was developed as part of Centre for Effective Practice’s Academic Detailing Service for LTC homes. This tool integrates best-practice evidence with clinical experience, and makes reference to relevant existing tools and services wherever possible. 

This tool is designed to help providers understand, assess, and manage residents in LTC homes with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (responsive behaviours), with a focus on antipsychotic medications. It was developed as part of Centre for Effective Practice’s Academic Detailing Service for LTC homes. This tool integrates best-practice evidence with clinical experience, and makes reference to relevant existing tools and services wherever possible.

This American website provides an overview of medicines for dementia, how they work, how well they work and side effects.

This presentation was given at the Canadian Pharmacists Conference, 2015 by Karen Riley and takes a case study approach to illustrate the important role of pharmacists in fall prevention strategies.

This online course aims to describe the epidemiology of PTSD in older patients, describe cognitive impairment in PTSD and report on best practices for pharmacotherapy in this population.

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