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Pharmacological treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (bpsd): development of practice recommandations for nursing homes in a Swiss canton

  • At: 2007 FIP Congress in Beijing (China)
  • Type: Presentations + Posters
  • By: LOCCA, Jean-Francois (University Medical Outpatient Clinic, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Co-author(s): Büla, Christophe (Service of Geriatric Medicine, Sylvana, Epalinges, Switzerland)
    Zumbach, Serge (Cantonal Psychiatric Hospital, Marsens, Switzerland)
    Bugnon, Olivier (University Medical Outpatient Clinic, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Abstract:

    Background and Aims In nursing homes (NH), BPSD are highly prevalent and psychotropic drugs are widely used in dementia patients, despite modest effects and international safety warning for some of them. Since 2002, the Fribourg Swiss canton implemented a coordinated pharmaceutical care programme in all long term care institutions to promote

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Last update 4 October 2019

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