Stop the Chemical Restraint of Vulnerable Elderly

Please help stopsenior citizensfrom forced,unnecessary chemical restraintteatments, specifically the very dangerous use of anti-psychotics.My Dad, a former P.O.W., retired military officer, loved to walk his dogs, write military biographies, play tennis, and be there for his grandchildren,was a victim of chemical restraints. My Dad had no history of mental illness, but was administered chemical restraints and forced out of his home against his will.He had the means and care to stay at home.It is too sad and cruel for anyone who does not have to experience this to experience it and then die. Seniors with dementiaare being forced to take anti-psychotic medicines when they have no prior history of mental illness. Each day,countless fragile seniors are being administered powerful anti-psychoticswhich are not medicallyrecommended for dementia.These aresenior citizenswho may be slightly annoyed or confused at times. They need compassionate care, notinvoluntary anti-psychotics as a form of chemical restraint.The results can be deadly. Please support SenatorBlumenthal in S.3604 Improving Dementia Care Treatment in Older Adults Act . Don't let this happen to your parents, or to other seniors. Sign this petition. Contact your local Senator. Spread the word. Together, let's keep our seniors safe from unnecessary restraintsand instead give them the love, respect, and honour they deserve.

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Read these important links for factual and personal accounts of this serious issue:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2107059/Fiona-Phillips-Dementia-drugs-robbed-father-final-weeks-life.html

http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/senators-blumenthal-kohl-grassley-seek-to-protect-the-elderly-and-taxpayers-from-abusive-overprescribing-of-antipsychotics

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