Resource Library: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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FAQ: Ecumen Awakenings Initiative to Reduce Antipsychotic Drugs Among Patients with Alzheimer's

Last Updated
March 7th, 2011

Here are Frequently Asked Questions on Ecumen's Awakenings initiative, which is designed to reduce antipsychotic drug use among patients with Alzheimer's and dementia in Ecumen nursing homes. 

Ecumen “Awakenings”: Reducing Antipsychotic Drug Use In Alzheimer's Care

Last Updated
February 28th, 2011

Ecumen is working to change the culture of care in Alzheimer's through its Awakenings Initiative.  Awakenings has been introduced in 15 nursing homes in Minnesota and is working to reduce, where appropriate, the use of antipsychotic drugs.