Antipsychotics Are Frequently Prescribed to Adults with Dementia

March 3, 2015 1:09 AM

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Antipsychotics Are Frequently Prescribed to Adults with Dementia

Antipsychotic drugs are being over-prescribed to men and women with dementia, according to a new report from the federal government.

The report published on Monday shows that around one third of older adults with dementia living in nursing homes had been prescribed an antipsychotic in 2012, as well as 14% of older adults with dementia who lived outside a nursing home. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) discovered the...

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