Decreasing Use of Antipsychotics for Dementia
After this year's government audit
on the use of antipsychotics to control dementia behavior in nursing home patients, it looks like at least some nursing homes are taking positive action, according to an Associated Press article on MSNBC.com.
Since antipsychotics can inhibit seniors' ability to effectively communicate, socialize or participate in everyday life, a series of warnings has prompted several nursing homes to reduce the decades-old practice, often resulting in remarkably positive changes.
To read about one such program and its results, view the article here.