1. Rules sought on antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

    - Three US senators are ratcheting up a campaign to slash the misuse of powerful sedatives in the nation’s nursing homes.

  2. Finding alternatives to sedatives for dementia

    - A growing number of nursing homes are treating the agitation and disruptive behavior that often accompany dementia without resorting to antipsychotics.

  3. PART 1

    Use of antipsychotic drugs raises alarm

    - Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.