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Experts Propose New Approach to Manage the Most Troubling Symptoms of Dementia, Lessen Use of Drugs

A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia may help reduce the use of antipsychotics and other psychiatric drugs in this population, and make life easier for them and their caregivers.
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