Researchers conclude that non-drug approaches work better for behavioral problems in dementia

From University of Michigan Health Systems News:

Time to “just say no” to behavior-calming drugs for Alzheimer patients? Experts say yes

Caregiver-based approaches would work better – if they were used & paid for as often as anti-psychotic drugs targeted by new federal report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.

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