Dementia Care guidelines by the Australian Government
Have you heard that on Wednesday, 16th March 2016 the Australian Federal Government has launched109 dementia care recommendations devised by specialists, in conjunction with the National Health and Medical Research Council, aimingto improve dementia diagnosis? These new Australian Government guidelines also advise against prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to people with “mild to moderate behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia” because of the increased risk of adverse health effects and death.
Daughterly Care has advocated against the inappropriate use of anti-psychotic drugs through our advice to client families. We have spoken on the topic over the last 21 years and have written many blog articles on this topic.
Read one of our case studies about our client who was asked to leave two Nursing Homesbecause her three daughters refused to consent to their Mother being given anti-psychotic drugs. The far better solution was exceptional client-centred dementia care provided in our client’s own home.
Our case study, Hugs not Drugs looks at Mia’s care from medication, financial and person-centered care aspects.
More information about the Government’s launch can be found by clicking the following link: