TIPS Library

The PIECES TIPS service provides timely fax or e-mail advice on clinical and educational problems to those participating in the comprehensive PIECES Education Program. A team of experts provides the practical TIPS responses and advice for thinking through complex problems.

E-mailed or faxed responses are provided within a short timeframe. TIPS is one component of the on-line PIECES Resource Centre.

There have been over 1200 TIPS collected: the items in our TIPS Library represents FAQ's. 

Please note...

  • TIPS information should be used similar to the way you would use information from a textbook.
  • TIPS responses are not intended to serve as an individual consultation service. You should use this information in context and always work closely with the family physician involved in the care of the client and with other Partners in Care to find solutions to individual client issues.

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Q6b What are our best strategies - Psychotropics?

Q6.17  Benzodiazepines

Q6.18  Lewy Body and Benzodiazepines

Q6.19  Lewy Body Dementia

Q6.20  Anxiety in the elderly

Q6.21  Anxious - oral medication

Q6.22  Antidepressant continue, discontinue

Q6.23  Effexor and dementia & depression

Q6.24  Timing of antidepressant

Q6.25  Cholinergic and anticholinergic dilemma

Q6.26  Nausea and antidepressants

Q6.27  Psychotropics & Alzheimer Disease

Q6.28  Depressive syndrome & dementia

Q6.29  Lewy Body and Sinemet

Q6.30  EPS and Atypicals

Q6.31  Antidepressants for how long

Q6.32  Antidepressants & response

Q6.33  Na Valporate

Q6.34  Levels of Na Valporate

Q6.35  Na Valporate levels - what causes elevation

Q6.36  Dosing and disorders and atypicals

Q6.37  Yelling and Psychotropics

Q6.38  Anxiety-agitation choice of treatment

Q6.39  Injectable antipsychotic - long acting to atypical

Q6.40  Seroquel oral dose

Q6.41  Psychotropics oral dose

Q6.42  Sexual dysfunction

Q6.43  EPS-Risperidal

Q6.44  Withdrawal of antipsychotics

Q6.45  Agitation Aggression

Q6.46  Oral dissolving meds

Q6.47  Aricept and use

Q6.48  Aricept and behaviour

Q6.49  Aricept and LTCF

Q6.50  Cognitive enhancer benefits

Q6.51  Cholinergics - when, where A

Q6.52  Cholinergics - when, where B

Q6.53  Screaming

Q6.54  Galantamine use

Q6.55  Cholinergics - place of resident

Q6.56  Lewy Body Treatment

Q6.57  Schizophrenia & Cognition

Q6.58  Aricept - drug interactions

Q6.59  Monitoring Cholinergics

Q6.60  Psychotropics PRN

Q6.61  Acquired Brain Injury & medication

Q6.62  Screaming and psychotics after ruling out other causes

Q6.63  Weight and cognitive enhancer

Q6.64  Drug Free Day

Q6.65  Cognitive enhancer for what type of dementia

Q6.66  Cognitive Enhancer & dementia

Q6.67  Cognitive Enhancer - at what stage of dementia

Q6.68  Cognitive enhancer - mod to severe dementia

Q6.69  Doses of antipsychotics

Q6.70  Antidepressants & dose

Q6.71  Behaviour and Psychotropics

Q6.72  Myasthenia Gravis treatment with cholinesterase

Q6.73  Tardive Dyskinesia

Q6.74  Renal dysfunction & antipsychotics

Q6.75  Sleep and cognitive enhancers

Q6.76  Switching Antipsychotics

Q6.77  Antipsychotics & time of onset

Q6.78  Trying new medicine - the family doctor & you

Q6.79  Medication effective but side effects increased

Q6.80  Haldol - use & side effects

Q6.81  Antidepressant losing efficacy

Q6.82  Celexa or colitis cause of diarrhea

Q6.83  Discontinuing Zyprexa

Q6.84  Side effects of antipsychotics

Q6.85  Using antipsychotics PRN

Q6.86  Critical questions in psychopharmacology

Q6.87  Antidepressants & morphine

Q6.88  Grief vs. depression & when to use antidepressants

Q6.89  Pacing exit seeking meds

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