Elder Abuse: Overuse of Antipsychotic Medications

Elder Abuse: Overuse of Antipsychotic Medications

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A lot of colorful medication and pills from above on grey wooden background. Copy space. Top view, frame. Painkillers, tablets, generic pills, drugs.

It’s no secret that we are an overmedicated society, and, while we of course depend on the proper administration of certain medications, more and more doctors make heavy medication a first rather than a last resort. This overmedication is one thing when it involves a well-functioning adult working with his or her doctor, but it […]

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How CA Courts Make It Easier for Elders to Bring...

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Old Man Hands

Victims of elder abuse can often feel like they have many obstacles set before them when they try to obtain justice against those parties who abuse them, whether through physical abuse, mental abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, or financial abuse. In many cases, victims of elder abuse are dependent on others (including the ones who commit […]

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Are Nursing Home Bedsores Normal or a Sign of Elder...

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a room inside a nursing home

Bedsores, or “pressure ulcers” as they are referred to in the medical community, are serious medical problems for the tens of thousands of nursing home residents who suffer from them. In essence, a bedsore is a “wound caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin” and usually develop over the elbow, heel, hip, shoulder, tailbone, buttocks, […]

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