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Webinar - Avoiding Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Drugs: Knowing Your Rights

December 19, 2019 - December 19, 2019        

It’s well documented that the use of antipsychotic drugs, when prescribed for elderly persons with dementia, can have serious medical complications, including increased risk of injury, harm, and death. So what can an individual, or their family member do, if they have questions or concerns about the use of these drugs? When is their use warranted (hint – there’s a clinical diagnosis) and when is it inappropriate? Join our conversation about individual rights related to the use of antipsychotic drugs, providing informed consent, and hear a family member’s perspective about the impact of these drugs. We’ll also share resources and tips on getting individualized care, and where to go for help or more information.

Presenters:  Kelly Bagby, Vice President on Health, Housing, Hunger, and Human Services, AARP Foundation; Robin Keller, Daughter of Bobby Tweed; and Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, Consumer Voice 

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