The impact of antipsychotics and neuropsychiatric symptoms on the quality of life of people with dementia living in nursing homes
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 08/08/2012
van de Ven–Vakhteeva J et al. – Antipsychotic use does not necessarily have detrimental effects on the quality of life (QoL) of patients with dementia; rather, NPS consistently and negatively affects QoL. The use of APs to treat neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) is justified when used carefully (i.e., their benefits and side effects should be monitored).