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What Have the Drugs Done to Dad?

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC News

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. Show less

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Presenter:
Jeremy Vine
Reporter:
Vivian White
Producer:
Angie Mason

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