California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care
The Partnership, formed in 2012, is an effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medication in people with dementia. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), set a goal of reducing antipsychotic medication by 30 percent by the end of 2016. In California, that goal has been achieved. As of the second quarter of 2019, the use of antipsychotic medication was reduced by 48 percent. As a result, only one in eleven California residents are prescribed antipsychotic medication by their physician, the fifth lowest in the nation. Learn more about the use of antipsychotic drugs in persons with dementia by clicking here.