Tasmanian dementia expert fears chemical restraint to continue in aged care

Adam Holmes
Updated March 3 2021 - 10:54am, first published 3:00am
The use of various forms of psychotropic medication is common in Australian aged care homes, but a Tasmanian expert is urging the government to make significant changes.
The use of various forms of psychotropic medication is common in Australian aged care homes, but a Tasmanian expert is urging the government to make significant changes.

A Wicking Institute expert in reducing chemical restraint in aged care homes fears that recommendations from the royal commission won't stop the use of other forms of sedating drugs.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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