Alternatives to antipsychotics highlighted at Westminster event

The Faculty of Psychology of Older People of the British Psychological Society has launched its new report“Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” at a Westminster event.

Spreading knowledge in this area is particularly important because of the sensitivity of some people with dementia with Lewy bodies to neuroleptic drugs — a sensitivity that can result in severe harm and sometimes be fatal. We have contacted the Faculty and Paul Burstow MP, former Minister of State for Care Services who hosted the event, to thank them for their efforts to reduce the use of antipsychotics.