Aggression

GAO has good points in how, why antipsychotics are given

GAO has good points in how, why antipsychotics are given

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The government recognizes the progress made in nursing homes with reduction of antipsychotics for residents with dementia, but also notes many who live in assisted living are receiving the drugs. It's part of a continuing narrative where the government is not super interested in paying for inappropriate medications that can harm seniors.

Electrotherapy could be a safe way of treating dementia-related aggression and agitation, researchers say

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Electroconvulsive therapy could be a safe alternative for reducing behavioral symptoms of dementia when medication is not effective, according to findings from a small study.