Dr Lisa Pont
Improving quality use of medicines in residential aged care
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
aged care | antipsychotic drugs | quality improvement | drug utilisation | translational research
Traditionally, antipsychotic medicines have been used to manage challenging behaviours in dementia yet research has shown these medicines have limited usefulness and are associated with increases in falls, stroke and death. Despite this, they are still commonly used. In this TRIP fellowship, we aim to evaluate the sustainability and generalizability of a multicomponent model to reduce the use of antipsychotics for managing dementia-related behavioural issues in residential aged care facilities.