Archives du mois - novembre 2008

Pharmacological Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Nursing Homes: Development of Practice Recommendations in a Swiss Canton

Objectives: In 2002, the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland,implemented a coordinated pharmaceutical care service in nursing homes to promote rational drug use. In the context of this service, a project was conducted to develop recommendations for the pharmacological management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) in nursing home residents. Design and Methods: Selected evidence-based guidelines and meta-analysis sources related to the management of depression, insomnia, and agitation in dementia patients were systematically searched and evaluated. Evidence and controversies regarding [...]