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Previous research has shown that nursing homes often overmedicate dementia patients with antipsychotic medications even though the FDA has not approved these medications for the treatment of dementia.

Off-label use of antipsychotics higher in nursing homes with lower registered nurse staffing, MU study finds

Posted on September 14, 2018 at 6:34 am

At least 5.7 million people in the U.S. have a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, including more than half of all nursing home residents. Previous has shown that nursing homes often overmedicate dementia patients with antipsychotic medications even though the FDA has not approved these medications for the treatment of dementia. Now,...
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