The Costs of Antipsychotics

The Costs of Antipsychotics

There are lots of problems with the use of popular antipsychotics with nursing home residents. No medications have been approved by the FDA for behavioral symptoms of dementia. “Off-label” prescriptions of antipsychotics are common, however, with up to 60% of nursing home patients with dementia prescribed such drugs. And certainly most doctors would say that […]

A Ward By Any Other Name

A Ward By Any Other Name

Some years back (1980’s?) the Indiana guardianship code was changed to eliminate references to “wards” and replace that term with “protected persons.” (By the way, they didn’t capture all the references to “ward” and the word still appears in many sections of the code.) While I don’t know the whole reasoning for the change, I […]