Exploring the relationship between falls in long-term care and psychoactive prescribing

Lloyd Hughes*

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Abstract

Almost half of patients of nursing home residents experience one fall per year. Falls have associated significant morbidity and mortality, and a proportion of falls can be deemed avoidable. There are a variety of risk factors associated with falls, many of which are not modifiable. There has been increasing focus upon the relationship between psychotropic medications and falls as this is seen a potentially modifiable risk factor. This article reviews some of the clinical challenges about balancing falls risk mitigation strategies with the management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number202253
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Frailty & Aging
VolumeOnline First
Early online date8 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Neuroleptics
  • Prescribing
  • Long-term care
  • Nursing homes
  • Falls

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