Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To evaluate whether withdrawal of antipsychotic agents is possible in elderly people with dementia and NPS in primary care or in nursing homes; to list the different strategies for withdrawal of antipsychotic agents in elderly people with dementia and NPS; and to measure the effects of the withdrawal of antipsychotic agents on patients' behaviour and to assess safety issues such as mortality, adverse effects or withdrawal symptoms.