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.

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