On January 28, 2021, after 10 long years of fighting, Rachel finally was able to tell Charlie’s story to the Kansas legislature. You can read it here.
On September 14, 2018 at the KABC Annual Caregiver Training, Pharmacist Tammy Willits provided a comprehensive presentation on psychotropic medications: medications that change how the brain processes information, such as altering mood, thoughts, perceptions, emotions, and behaviors.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the National Partnership met its goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents by 30 percent by the end of 2016.
Kansas ranks 51st worst in the U.S. for the inappropriate, overuse of anti-psychotic drugs on older adults with dementia in nursing facilities. Two Kansas families share their experiences in hopes of safeguarding others…