Clifden House seeks to reduce medication in dementia care

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The recently extended specialist dementia care centre, Clifden House in Seaford, East Sussex, has focused on improving the living potential of residents by care management rather than relying on medication alone.

With one third of the UK’s 700,000 sufferers diagnosed with dementia living in care homes, there has been an increasing reliance on drugs to control symptoms. However, this may not always be the correct or only course of treatment and can bring along serious side effects.


News roundup

Latest blog posts

Care homes discounted in end of life care

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I am sure that we all want those who we care for to experience ‘a good death’ when the time...

Perhaps I’m ‘app’athetic

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

I’ve got an app in my toolbox that allows me to bang-in nails – I call it a hammer. I’ve...

Fond memories of long distance discomfort

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

The Ford Anglia, the earliest models of which were built in 1939, was a great car for a small family;...