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Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern
Overuse of antipsychotics a growing concern

Antipsychotic medications and the risks associated with their use in nursing homes to treat dementia is an issue of growing concern in the U.S. An interprofessional approach, enlisting pharmacists to work closely with other providers, is key to addressing the issue to ensure that dementia patients receive the most benefit from their treatment. As a pharmacist who actively works with older adults across the continuum of care, I am witnessing the growth of our population of seniors as the baby boomers age. This increasing number of older adults lends even more significance to the treatment issues surrounding older Americans. The topic has seen a flurry of news coverage lately, including a...