Source: Alzheimer’s Society 2012
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Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: webpage
In a nutshell: Alzheimer’s Society has developed the ‘Focused Intervention Training and Support’ (FITS), an evidence-based training programme designed for care home staff. The programme aims to train staff to deliver person-centred care to help safely manage behavioural symptoms as an alternative to using medication.
The programme was shown to successfully reduce the use of antipsychotics by almost 50% in comparison to usual care, without worsening behavioural symptoms.
Length of publication: 2 pages