Report looks at antipsychotic drug use in dementia patients

A Boston Globe series finds nursing homes regularly and sometimes against federal recommendations give dementia patients antipsychotic drugs to control agitation and combative behavior. Some facilities are moving away from using these powerful drugs, however, opting instead to individualize care, learning about patients' lives and tapping into emotions that remain when memories fade.

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