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Yahoo News recently ran an article by AP writer Kevin Freking titled, "Nursing homes cut back on restraints." I addressed restraints here on OurAlzheimers in an article titled "For Dementia Patients, Drugs Shouldn't Be Used to Control." While that article focused on drugs, I also wrote about what any type of physical restraint would do to my dad, and how hard it was to accept that he would sometimes get hurt because of his choices.

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