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Nursing Homes Are Overmedicating Their Residents Who Suffer From Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Overmedication occurs when an elderly patient takes excessive amounts of a medication or takes unnecessary medications. Overmedication can occur in residential or institutional settings, and can happen by mistake or can be intentionally done. If a patient is overmedicated intentionally, it is a type of elder abuse. If the patient is accidentally overmedicated, it can be indicative of neglect. Currently, …