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Month: November 2012

‘He was like a Zombie’: Off-label prescription of antipsychotic drugs in dementia

Posted in Publications

A new blog post from Rosie Harding and Elizabeth Peel has been posted on the Oxford University Press website,featuring our recent article about the off-label prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia published in the Medical Law Review. You can read the full blog post here: http://blog.oup.com/2012/11/zombie-drugsantipsychotics-dementia/. Because the…

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‘Dementia Friends’ to be trained to help support people with dementia in the community

Posted in Public Policy, and Social Care Reform

As part of the Prime Minister’s challenge on Dementia, David Cameron this week announced that a million people would be trained to be ‘Dementia Friends’, under a scheme led by the Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia friends will be trained to spot the signs and symptoms of dementia, to help improve early…

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