Push underway to cut drugs for dementia patients

September 14, 2011 at 8:47 am in Grand Forks Herald

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. Until, in a matter of days, everything seemed to change. Continue Reading