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Nearly fifteen years ago, a surgeon inserted a shunt into my dad’s brain to drain fluid that was building up behind scar tissue left from a World War II brain injury. This type of surgery is fairly safe and effective, if any brain surgery falls into that category. However, for Dad, something went wrong. He came out of surgery with severe dementia.

One of the approaches to treating his dementia was the atypical anti-psychotic Haldol (generic haloperidol). Strangely, Haldol was prescribed even though the hospital’s official claim was that the surgery didn’t damage Dad’s brain.

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