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What Have the Drugs Done to Dad?

As the government cracks down on the use of certain drugs, Vivian White reports on the crisis of care in the treatment of patients with dementia.

An elderly father sedated with a 'chemical cosh' of powerful drugs and secretly filmed by his daughter. Families who care for their loved ones at home to help them come off the anti-psychotic drugs that worsen their symptoms and shorten their lives.

As the government orders a crackdown on the use of these drugs among the elderly, Vivian White reports on the crisis of care in the treatment of patients with dementia.

29 minutes

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Presenter Jeremy Vine
Reporter Vivian White
Producer Angie Mason
Producer Claire Burnett

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