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I'm hearing, as a columnist, more questions about the use of medications to "calm" dementia patients. The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article titled Nursing Homes Struggle to Kick Drug Habit, written by Lucette Lagnado (discussed in a recent post by MK). Also, in the book "Old Age in a New Age," which I have reviewed on this site and will likely be referring to frequently, author Beth Baker cites drugs as a use of "restraint."

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