Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use in Long Term Care in the News

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement released dramatic results from a bold pan-Canadian initiative reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication among seniors in long term care (LTC) – fewer falls, less aggressive behaviours and resistance to care, and an improved quality of life for residents and their families.

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Media Coverage

Nursing homes urged to rethink drugging people with dementia
The Toronto Star, May 16, 2016

Plaidoyer pour reduire les medicaments en CHSLD (in French only)
Le Journal de Québec, le 16 mai 2016

Cutting innapropriate antipsychotic meds leads to redution of abusive behaviour in long-term facilities: study
The Globe and Mail, May 16, 2016

Reducing antipsychotics helps improve lives of seniors in care: study
CTV News, May 16, 2016

Less drugs, more joy aid elderly ; Cutting antipsychotic drug use in dementia patients puts focus on their passions in life
Times Journal, May 16, 2016

3,300 fewer falls if some Sask. Seniors taken off antipsychotic drugs: report
CBC News, May 16, 2016

More nursing homes cutting back on use of antipsychotics drugs
CBC News, May 16, 2016

Feds still let nursing homes improperly drug seniors
The Toronto Star, May 18, 2016

Program cutting anti-psychotic drug use in NB Nursing homes widens
CTV News, May 18, 2016

Les antipsychotiques utilisés abusivement dans les CHSLD (in French only)
La Presse, le 17 mai 2016

Plus du quart des aînés en soins de longue durée prennent des antipsychotiques inappropriés (in French only)
Radio Canada, le 16 mai 2016

L’utilisation d’antipsychotiques chez les aînés remise en question (in French only)
TVA Nouvelles, May 16, 2016

Soins de santé au Canada (en français seulement)
Canoe Sante, le 16 mai 2016

Cutting anti-psychotic drug use in dementia patients puts focus on their passions in life
London Free Press, May 16, 2016

1 in 4 seniors in Canada are being given antipsychotic drugs without a proper diagnosis
Global Toronto, May 16, 2016

P.E.I working to move dementia patioents off antipsychotic medications
CBC PEI, May 16, 2016

Prescription Drug Use among seniors far too high
CBC Manitoba, May 22, 2016