Macquarie study slams excessive use of antipsychotic drugs to control dementia

Eileen Wood
Updated August 25 2019 - 2:55pm, first published August 3 2019 - 2:00am
People living with dementia in nursing homes are being given antipsychotic medication for twice as long as recommended time, says study. Image: Shutterstock
People living with dementia in nursing homes are being given antipsychotic medication for twice as long as recommended time, says study. Image: Shutterstock

SENIORS' advocacy group COTA Australia has demanded doctors and aged care staff review their use of antipsychotic drugs.

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Eileen Wood

Eileen Wood

Senior Journalist

I'm a senior news journalist at The Senior newspaper, the leading publication bringing targeted news on issues affecting older Australians. We cover NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, SA and WA. If you have a story idea I would love to hear it. You can email me: eileen.wood@thesenior.com.au or phone The Senior 02-4355-5000, mob. 0487 495 805

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