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 third quarter of 2017, the use of antipsychotic medication was reduced by 45 percent. As a result, only one in ten California residents are prescribed antipsychotic medication by their physician. Learn more about the use of antipsychotic drugs in persons with dementia by clicking here.