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MPs urge cut in dementia drug use

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Laylabud, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Laylabud

    Laylabud Registered User

    Sep 7, 2007
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  2. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    #2 Skye, Apr 28, 2008
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  3. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Think it is great news that the report highlights these issues but was a bit disappointed that they did not highlight educating GPs and the medical profession. In our case, it was the GP that worked with the home and prescribed an inappropriate drug without consulting us in the first instance.

    There are more details here:
    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=272

    If taken on board, these recommendations go a long way. The 5 point plan makes a lot of sense to me.

    "Compulsory Reviews every 12 weeks" is the one that hits hardest. The prescribe and forget culture is the most damaging.

    Nice to see some recommendations instead of just putting the fear of death in all of us.

    Kind Regards
    Craig
     
  4. Laylabud

    Laylabud Registered User

    Sep 7, 2007
    111
    Kent
    Sorry Hazel, should have made it more clearer.

    Laylabud
     
  5. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Not your fault, Laylabud, it's the heading the BBC used!
     
  6. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london

    yes it is a shame, the same could be said with Cancer.




    At lest now it won’t be carried on into the future culture generation, seem to me that is how society as a whole learns when it come to medication , more awareness understanding of Diseases’

    ( You know me always making a positive out of negative)


    That all does sound like Good news
     

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