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This was originally published 8-3-2016 on Sixty+Me.com.

I did my first “research” paper in 2nd grade. I chose Harriet Tubman. When I learned what one woman could accomplish against unbelievable odds, I was hooked. I devoured stories of female trailblazers, marveling at Marie Curie, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell. Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, […]

Let’s Do Better

As I noted in We Know Better, the FDA issued a black box warning stating any type of antipsychotic (new or old) is not safe for people with dementia.  I also said when we know better, we do better.  The FDA warning was issued in June 2008, so clearly we know better.  Now, how […]

We Know Better

Few things get a bee in my bonnet like the use of antipsychotics in people with dementia.  AARP’s July/August Bulletin features Drug Abuse: Antipsychotics In Nursing Homes, which discusses many of the problems with using antipsychotics that I’ve been on my soapbox about for years.  Speaking of which, let me hop back on and […]