Nursing home patients with dementia in the U.K. are still being treated with antipsychotic drugs despite urging from the Department of Health years ago that the practice needed to stop because the meds were killing elderly patients, a study by five universities published in the British Medical Journal has found. The Department of Health, as part of the Government’s National Dementia Strategy (NDS), issued a report in 2009 that concluded that antipsychotics had a “substantial clinical risk” for elderly patients and that their overuse in patients with dementia “must not be allowed to continue.” However, researchers pored through data between ... Read More
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