Monday, January 19, 2015

Drug Problems In Nursing Homes

It's one of the worst fears we have for our parents or for ourselves: that we, or they, will end up in a nursing home, drugged into a stupor. And that fear is not entirely unreasonable. Almost 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs, usually to suppress the anxiety or aggression that can go with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes : Shots - Health News : NPR: