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Antipsychotics

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Push Underway To Cut Drugs For Dementia Patients

Day after day, Hazel Eng sat on her couch, a blank stare on her face. The powerful antipsychotics she was taking often cloaked her in sedation. And when they didn’t, the 89-year-old lashed out at her nursing home’s aides with such anger and frequency her daughter wondered if her mother would be better off dead.

09/14/2011