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Casey Kasem: A Potentially Serious Elder Abuse Case

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Elder abuse has been garnering a lot of national attention these days due to the high-profile June 15 death of celebrity radio show host and voice actor Casey Kasem. Kasem, best known as the longtime disc jockey on song countdown radio show “American Top 40,” was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in October 2013. Shortly after,…

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Nursing Homes Use Antipsychotic Drugs Unnecessarily

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Nursing homes are giving antipsychotic drugs to patients who don’t need them, according to a new government report.  In a study of Medicare cases, the Health and Human Services Inspector General found that “antipsychotic drugs were given to nursing home residents "unnecessarily" over 300,000 times between January and June 2007.”  More than half of those…

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