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What Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Consider When Caring for Those With Dementia

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, one in every three seniors dies with dementia, a collective term for cognitive losses including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops the disease every 65 seconds, representing 5.7 million people in the U.S. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home

New Human Rights Watch Study Reports the Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Posted on: February 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Just two days ago, the Human Rights Watch published the study “They Want Docile: How Nursing Homes in the United States Overmedicate People with Dementia”, and the results are sobering. According to their report, approximately 179,000 nursing home residents nationwide are being prescribed and given antipsychotic drugs each week in spite of not having diagnoses […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home