"Hugs Not Drugs" Works for Seniors with Dementia

In an opinion piece written by Heather Campbell, the overreliance of antipsychotic drugs can have a physically and mentally crippling effect on older adults. Too many people have watched their aging parents live their final years in a chemical straightjacket. Part of the problem is the amount of residents occupying retirement homes and being sent to doctors who can easily distribute antipsychotic drugs. Some solutions to this problem is to create more personalized care coupled with sensor stimulating activities such as art, aroma and pet therapy.
Vancouver Sun