Resident medications under the spotlight

| 27 Mar 2018

A study has revealed that regular antipsychotic use in residential aged care has decreased, however medications to treat agitation and sleeping problems have increased. Published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, the research recommends the use of non-pharmalogical treatments as the first step for residents who are agitated or experiencing sleeping problems.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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