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Facility Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Patients with Dementia

Facility Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs for Patients with Dementia One of my top five pieces of advice to family members who have loved ones in a long term care facility (a nursing home, residential care facility for the elderly, or board and care)  is the following: question facilities who prescribe or administer anti-psychotic medications for…

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Wide Spread Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Wide Spread Use of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes Recently, the Federal Government took rare action by filing a federal lawsuit against two California nursing homes for a persistent problem of overmedicating their residents with psychotropic drugs. Anti-psychotic and psychotropic drugs can be especially dangerous for the elderly and are often misused. When a facility…

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