Inappropriate use of antipsychotics in dementia: what’s happening now

Sue Overton, MUS Team Administrator, Medicines Use and Safety (SPS)Event 21 April 2021Location Online
Topics: Past Events

A look at recent reports and national data exploring the reasons behind prescribing antipsychotics in people with dementia, with suggested improvements


21 April 2021



About the event

This webinar addressed the recent increase in inappropriate use of antipsychotics in people with dementia.

Why it’s important

This issue was first highlighted in 2009 by Dr Sube Banerjee and his report led to significant improvements in practice. In this recorded webinar you will learn how the use of antipsychotics has increased again in recent months.

What was covered

In the recording, a consultant pharmacist expert  updates you on new developments in the treatment of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and you hear from an expert nurse about how to manage antipsychotics and alternative treatments in primary care practice.


A range of speakers ran this event from SPS and other organisations.

SPS speakers

This session was facilitated by Dr. Barry Jubraj. Follow the link to learn more about Barry.

Non-SPS speakers

Delia Bishara

Consultant Pharmacist, Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Helen Souris

Clinical Project Manager
Dementia Clinical Network,  NHSE/I

Stuart Kennedy

Admiral Nurse Charnwood GP Network and Non-Medical Prescriber


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Presentation resources

Slides from the presentation are now available below

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