Exploring the relationship between falls in long-term care and psychoactive prescribing
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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.
Hughes , L 2022 , ' Exploring the relationship between falls in long-term care and psychoactive prescribing ' , The Journal of Frailty & Aging , vol. Online First , 202253 . https://doi.org/10.14283/jfa.2022.53
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