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Troubling Trends in Antipsychotic Drug Usage and Schizophrenia Diagnoses Among Nursing Home Residents

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More than a decade after the creation of a federal campaign to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs with nursing home residents living with dementia, and strengthened federal protections for residents around their use, newly released data shows usage rates are rising, particularly during the pandemic. Additional reports and studies show that schizophrenia diagnoses among nursing home residents, one of three diagnoses where antipsychotic use is not included in reported rates, has also been steadily increasing, particularly among Black residents. Join us for a discussion about what could be contributing to these increases and identify strategies for recognizing and addressing these troubling trends.

Speakers: Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, Assistant Professor,Division of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota; Kelly Bagby, Vice President for Litigation for Health, Hunger, Housing and Human Services, AARP Foundation

Finding Real Solutions for Behavioral Health Needs in Persons with Dementia

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Too often, caregivers are ill-equipped to address the needs of persons living with dementia, especially those related to behavioral health. This webinar explores strategies, effective treatments, and support for residents and families who often need help understanding their rights and how to get good care.  

Avoiding Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Drugs: Knowing Your Rights

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Deadly Drugs Misused in U.S. Nursing Facilities: AARP helps family win damages in suit over wrongful death