Antipsychotics

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i called it the “seroquel shuffle” Alzheimer Care, Stand Up, Give It To Me, Get Up

i called it the “seroquel shuffle”

It’s February 4, 2020. Six years after the fact. Six years — almost to the day — after the Director of “Care” at the #DementiaJail in which Mom resided stood up in court and…

There is irrefutable evidence that prescribing antipsychotic drugs to people who live with dementia does more harm than good in most cases. These drugs are NOT approved for use in dementia care in … Drug Intervention, Living With Dementia, Dementia Care, Care Worker, Counseling, Drugs, Live, People, Folk

7 reasons why physicians continue to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to people who live with dementia when they shouldn’t

There is irrefutable evidence that prescribing antipsychotic drugs to people who live with dementia does more harm than good in most cases. These drugs are NOT approved for use in dementia care in …

like one flew over the cuckoo’s nest Go Pear Shaped, Junkyard Dog, Should Have Known Better, Alzheimer's And Dementia, Maybe One Day, Medical History, Jack Nicholson, Her Smile, Call Her

like one flew over the cuckoo’s nest

I should have known better than to invite my photographer friend Edith to do a day-in-the-life photoshoot of Mom and I on a Friday. I had intended for Edith to capture in images the wonderful time …

PR: should alzheimer’s advocates be doing it for Dementia Care, Johnson And Johnson, New View, Alzheimers, Eyes

PR: should alzheimer’s advocates be doing it for #BIGpharma?

“It enrages, sickens and saddens me when I see Alzheimer’s Disease International promoting Eli Lilly and Janssen R&D/Johnson & Johnson,” I rant in an email to a fellow dementia care advocat…

10 seldom-mentioned “side effects” of using antipsychotics in long-term dementia care, which are also 10 more good reasons we should Living With Dementia, Forms Of Dementia, Dementia Care, Mental Health Illnesses, Elderly Person, Nursing Care, Elderly Care, Personal Hygiene, Allergies

10 seldom-mentioned “side effects” of using antipsychotics in long-term dementia care, which are also 10 more good reasons we should #BanBPSD

There are a tonne of reasons not to give antipsychotics to people who live with dementia. I’ve blogged about them here, here and here (among many other places). There are also a tonne of reasons wh…

Six days earlier, Mom had told me she was comfortable with her chin to her chest and her eyes unable to shift their gaze from the floor. Three days earlier, she had said she was comfortable with he… August 15, Mom, Mothers

the dystonia did us in: august 15, 2016

Six days earlier, Mom had told me she was comfortable with her chin to her chest and her eyes unable to shift their gaze from the floor. Three days earlier, she had said she was comfortable with he…

Three days before, Mom had been curled up in the shape of a question mark, like an aged female Quasimodo in a wheelchair. But on August it was the opposite: her head was drawn back until … August 12, Question Mark, Puppets, This Or That Questions, Dolls, Hand Puppets

like puppets on a string: august 12, 2016

Three days before, Mom had been curled up in the shape of a question mark, like an aged female Quasimodo in a wheelchair. But on August 12, 2016, it was the opposite: her head was drawn back until …

god forgot to give me the strength: august 10 & 2016 Give Me Strength, August 10, Give It To Me, God, Poster, Dios, Praise God, Movie Posters, The Lord

it wasn’t what she said, it was how she said it: august 10 & 11, 2016

It was fairly easy for me to tell when Mom had been inappropriately and/or overly medicated. She was either “asleep,” or her whole demeanour changed, and/or she simply couldn’t say what she w…

alzheimer disease didn’t do this. drugs and dementia jail did Living With Dementia, Caregiver, Mental Illness, Drugs, People, Mental Health, Folk

alzheimer disease didn’t do this. drugs and dementia jail did

I’ve blogged a lot about the negative impacts of the inappropriate use of quetiapine (Seroquel) and risperidone (Risperdal) on people living with dementia, specifically on my mom. One post, for ex…

i tell my mom’s story to help improve dementia care worldwide Living With Dementia, Dementia Care, Long Term Care, S Stories, Tell Me, My Mom, Drugs

why i couldn’t get my mom off drugs

“Why didn’t you just tell the people at the long-term care facility to stop giving your mother the drugs?” readers ask when I share posts like this one, this one, this one, or this one. Or, “…

It’s one thing to see someone when they are sedated. It’s quite another to see the sedation taking effect, and the person who doesn’t wish to be sedated trying to fight it off. Against my wishes an… I Wish, Einstein, Wish

against my wishes and against her will

It’s one thing to see someone when they are sedated. It’s quite another to see the sedation taking effect, and the person who doesn’t wish to be sedated trying to fight it off. Against my wishes an…

When I sent my friend and former registered nurse Sue T. a link to “human rights watch nails the crux of antipsychotic problem in nursing homes,” she responded within hours. Like the Human Rights W… Human Rights Watch, Whats Wrong, My Friend, Pictures, Photos, Drawings

what’s wrong with this picture?

When I sent my friend and former registered nurse Sue T. a link to “human rights watch nails the crux of antipsychotic problem in nursing homes,” she responded within hours. Like the Human Rights W…

francis grey says: provide genuine leadership Different Languages, Primary Care, My Brain, Short Stories, Leadership, Learning, Sayings, Grey, Gray

stephanie frederick says: learn a different language

I decided to create a new space on MyAlzheimersStory.com to preserve the useful information, inspiring thoughts, short stories, good ideas and inspiring quotes people share. This is the first one t…

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human rights watch nails crux of antipsychotic problem in nursing homes

This six-minute video is the précis version of Human Rights Watch’s 165-page report published on February 5, 2018. It confirms what many dementia care advocates and activists, and even the US…

15 experts tell the truth about antipsychotic use in nursing homes Dementia Care, Nursing Homes, Elderly Care, Personal Hygiene, Tell The Truth, Drugs

15 experts tell the truth about antipsychotic use in nursing homes

A 165-page Human Rights Watch report published on February 5, 2018, confirms what many dementia care advocates and activists, and even the US government itself has known for years: there’s a drug a…

One of the main reasons the quetiapine (Seroquel) is “black boxed” in the United States and Canada for elderly people living with dementia is that it increases their risk of mortality. My Mom, Sketches, World, People, Drawings, The World, Doodles, Sketchbook Drawings, Sketch

dead to the world: what being sedated with seroquel did to my mom

One of the main reasons the quetiapine (Seroquel) is “black boxed” in the United States and Canada for elderly people living with dementia is that it increases their risk of mortality. …