If you are a family member, care partner, care worker, nurse, or even a friend to someone who lives with Alzheimer disease or another type of dementia, or you yourself live with dementia, you may have heard of antipsychotic medications such as Haldol® (Haloperidol), Seroquel® (Quetiapine), Risperdal® (Risperidone), Zyprexa® (Olanzapine), and Abilify® (Aripiprazole), among others (see the additional list below). Maybe someone you know or you yourself are taking one or more of these medications, just like my mom did.
As part of my ongoing advocacy work, I’m helping the recently launched Canadian Deprescribing Network to better understand what people know about these drugs. To get the ball rolling, we’re asking people to answer a four-question, true/false quiz that takes less than two minutes to complete.
Will you help us gather information by taking the quiz and sharing this post with others so they can take it too? You’ll be contributing to valuable research, and you might learn something new in the process!
Note: you can see the answers by clicking the “Done” button at the end of the quiz.
Other antipsychotic medications: