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Dementia Care Homes

In the US, an estimated 75 percent of people living in care homes have some level of dementia – and these figures are rising.  But according to government reports, not all residents in dementia care homes are currently receiving the most appropriate care for their individual needs. Worst instances include poorly trained staff regularly administering sedatives and anti-psychotic drugs to calm individuals exhibiting the types of “disruptive” behavior associated with the various forms of dementia; more common examples are linked to sheer ignorance and lack of experience among staff caring for people with dementia.

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