This training package has been developed in order to increase the knowledge of healthcare professionals on the safety issues associated with antipsychotic use in dementia. This course is intended to improve the management of patients prescribed antipsychotics and help healthcare professionals consider the potential adverse effects of their use.
After completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Discuss the benefits and risks of prescribing antipsychotics for people with dementia
- Understand when it is appropriate to prescribe antipsychotics for people with dementia
- Describe alternative treatment options