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- Website: Canadian Institute for Health Information
- Resource type: Article
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Older adults with dementia may need to move into long-term care homes if they can no longer stay at home. These people have higher risk of getting physically restrained or given antipsychotic medication. Changes to policy and education have made these things happen less often.
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Alzheimer's, caregiver, caregiving, nursing home, hospital, institution, forget, remember, memory, brain, cognitive, cognition
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Rated on: 11/5/2018 9:48:06 PM
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