World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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This week, on June 15, 2017, the World will celebrate Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The United Nations launched World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2006 to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and […]

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Increased Drug Problems in Nursing Homes

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When we place our parents and loved ones in the care of nursing home facilities, we expect that they will be cared for and respected, with their physical, emotional, and social needs attended to by nursing home employees. What we do not expect is that nursing homes will routinely use powerful antipsychotic medications to sedate […]

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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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