A recent article details a new program launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) called the “Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes” in order to address the problem of over medication of the elderly suffering from dementia in long term care.
The program seeks to reduce the use of antipsychotic drugs for nursing home residents by 15% by the end of this year.  A laudable goal given that a CMS study conducted in 2010 found that 17% of nursing home residents received daily anti-psychotic drugs exceeding recommended levels.
You can read the article here.