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AFA Stands Up Against Inappropriate Antipsychotic Drug Use for People with Alzheimer’s

Posted Oct 06 2012 12:00am

We’ve addressed the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs for dementia patients a number of times on these pages. In one article, I wrote about my dad’s terrifying experience after he was given one of those antipsychotic drugs after failed brain surgery and my fight to get him off the drug.

Though I’ve long known that most Alzheimer’s organizations are fighting against the inappropriate use of antipsychotics to restrain or control people with dementia, I was especially heartened to receive a newsletter from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) highlighting their fight to stop this abuse.

Read more about antipsychotic drugs and dementia:

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