1. 1

    Do not use antipsychotics as the first choice to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

  2. 2

    Do not prescribe benzodiazepines or other sedative-hypnotics to older adults as first choice for insomnia, agitation or delirium  

  3. 3

    Do not use antimicrobials to treat bacteriuria in older adults where specific urinary tract symptoms are not present

  4. 4

    Do not prescribe medication without conducting a drug regimen review    

  5. 5

    Do not use physical restraints to manage behavioural symptoms of hospitalised older adults with delirium except as a last resort