This Herts Valleys CCG document aims to provide a local and practical approach to the treatment of non-cognitive symptoms in dementia, including guidance on de-prescribing of antipsychotics. It includes:

  • Guidance for prescribers
  • A suggested tapering protocol when reducing and stopping antipsychotics
  • Practical tips on dose reduction
  • Guidance for care practitioners
  • Common side effects of antipsychotic
  • Practical guidance and ideas to support a person with non-cognitive symptoms in dementia

The guidance has been circulated to GPs across Herts Valleys CCG.

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