walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

antipsychotics and stroke risks: another easy opportunity to carp about medical care

Polypharmacy is a major problem for the elderly in skilled nursing facilities. Someone with dementia kinda cranky and aggressive? We can't use restraints any more, and actually figuring out what's bugging them and addressing that problem would require Way Too Much Time and Effort (and continuity of care) so instead, we drug 'em with anti-psychotics. (On top of everything else.) There have been herculean, but largely ineffective, efforts to put a stop to this practice.


This may force the issue. I foresee some expensive lawsuits.
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