There have been reports that some antipsychotic medications used for dementia patients cause a slightly higher increase chance of mortality. Looks like there are going to be some stricter guidelines on using these meds but let’s just hope it doesn’t go overboard. Some demented patients, due to their illness, can be very tough to handle and these drugs may be only ones that work. Obviously, no one needs super high doses to chemically constrain patients. Common sense should rule. What needs to be added to these overreaching recommendations, however, would be “quality of life” because that just may be the most important factor of all.
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