Dementia – simple steps to end poor prescribing

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

A combination of poor training for doctors and a lack of action by regulators means too many people with dementia are being inappropriately-prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, says BUPA’s aged care divisional medical director Dr Clive Bowman.

Dr Bowman, who has responsibilities for BUPA’s care homes across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain, says regulators and the training of doctors in the UK have failed people with dementia by not focusing on the root causes of anti-psychotic drugs use.

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