Have an "Exit Plan" for Antipsychotics in Dementia Patients
Growing interest in Nuedexta (dextromethorphan/quinidine) will raise questions about how to treat agitation or psychosis in dementia patients.
About one in 6 nursing home residents take an antipsychotic.
But benefits are small at best. Plus, there's one more death for every 50 to 100 dementia patients on an atypical for 8 to 12 weeks.