Lack of Evidence Based Research: BanBPSD

An an article published on October 2, 2018, Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: GPs’ perspective on management highlighted to me on Twitter via Dubhgas Taylor, I want to highlight one of the problems we are facing. It reports on a ‘mixed-methods systematic review by Jennings and colleagues aimed to develop a better understanding of general practitioners’…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #12

Medicated and Motivated – NOT!!!!!! Questioning the abusive practice of chemical restraint. Guest blog by Leah Bisiani MHLthSc/DipBus/RN.1/Dementia Consultant Republished with permission as part of my Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses series for World Alzheimer’s Month… #BanBPSD  “Elder abuse is one of the vilest indicators of ageist discrimination within our current civilization. Whilst the concealed ignominy…

Rethinking Dementia: 30 Normal Human Responses #6

World Awareness Month 2018 is well underway and #DAI continues to run their daily series of #Hello my name is blogs to raise awareness of dementia and to share our members stories However, this month, I am maintaining focus on my #BanBPSD blog series. Hence, I have put together the following list! Whatever we do, whoever…

Rethinking Dementia: Normal Human Responses #3

There is a distinct possibility the #BanBPSD campaign may already have been misconstrued as the banning of antipsychotics completely. It was never meant to be that; we all acknowledge many people need, and do benefit from antipsychotics, or other forms of medication, when prescribed appropriately. It is the over dispensing of them, as a form of…