Antipsychotics a last resort for dementia

Carers and families of those with dementia should be encouraged to monitor their treatment, especially where antipsychotics are involved, according to recommendations from a Senate Committee report.

The new report recommends that the use of antipsychotic medication be reviewed by the prescribing doctor after the first three months to assess ongoing need.

The Senate Committee also urges health professionals to provide longer consultations and encourage at