Recently, the reports published after studying the practices followed at the care services in Newfoundland & Labrador and Prince Edward Island showed that the use of antipsychotics in dementia patients could be lowered to a great extent. By reducing the intake of medications, the researchers found no much of a change in the behavior of the patients and thus, they thought of implementing different approaches. The study conducted at the care facilities found a reduction in the medications to have no change in violent verbal or corporeal behaviors.
The scientists made use of the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (AUA) approach to get an overview of dementia patients. This new method was found to help patients engage in other activities and also helped the researchers understand the causes of behavioral or underlying issues. The basic goal was to reassess the aptness of antipsychotic medications and also to introduce personalized care plans with alternative activities for the patient. The idea of reducing medications is not only financially beneficial but also can help reduce the side-effects of drugs. The study has helped test skilled nursing providers and federal officials in the US. The long-term care homes have found a new approach to improve their skills of handling every patient.
In a parallel context, researchers at Columbia University have found the people without schooling to be at a higher risk of developing dementia in the long run. The people without any cognitive function like learning, reading, and writing are more prone to decline in the brains’ functionality. As per the dementia diagnosis criteria, if the memory, language, and visual or spatial abilities of the illiterates were found to be extremely low, which means their brain health is in danger. Thus, the US policymakers are now focusing on bringing about a change in the educational policies and make them more stringent such that the students do not drop out.
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