Episode 268: An agitating podcast on benzo’s for agitation in dementia
In episode 268, Mike and James discuss the use of benzodiazepines in the management of agitation in demented elders. We discuss the evidence and realise that the evidence is at best iffy. Nonetheless, they seem to be as effective as antipsychotics but both classes of drugs have side effects and should be used in low doses and stopped as soon as possible.
1) Tools for Practice
Agitation in Dementia: Are benzos a back-up?
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