Dementia patients 'are being given "archaic and dangerous" anti-psychotic drugs to keep them sedated during lockdown putting them at risk of early death', as grandmother, 86, dies six weeks after starting medication | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Dementia patients 'are being given "archaic and dangerous" anti-psychotic drugs to keep them sedated during lockdown putting them at risk of early death', as grandmother, 86, dies six weeks after starting medication

Experts say the medication carries risks of premature death and is used to treat behaviour and symptoms including aggression and agitation.

Until this year the the use of the drugs had fallen over fears over whether their dangers outweighed any benefits.

But the coronavirus pandemic has seen prescriptions for the treatments rise as medics have looked to keep some patients sedate during the crisis.

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