Aging http://wunc.org en Hoop-Shooting Grandmothers Pound The Paint http://wunc.org/post/hoop-shooting-grandmothers-pound-paint <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt">You might think basketball is a young person&rsquo;s game, but one group of aging athletes aims to change that perception. </span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:46:02 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23419 at http://wunc.org Hoop-Shooting Grandmothers Pound The Paint Nursing Homes Significantly Reduce Rate of Antipsychotic Drug Use http://wunc.org/post/nursing-homes-significantly-reduce-rate-antipsychotic-drug-use <p>North Carolina has reduced its rate of antipsychotic drug use in nursing homes by 23 percent over the last year-- that's the highest such improvement rate in the country.<br><br>Many nursing homes and adult care homes have been known to use antipsychotic drugs to help calm and control residents who have dementia. But overmedication can cause all sorts of problems for patients who are so drugged they can't participate in activities and who might fall because the drugs impair their coordination. Bob Konrad is a professor in health policy at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Public Health.<br> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:38:41 +0000 Jessica Jones 22472 at http://wunc.org Nursing Homes Significantly Reduce Rate of Antipsychotic Drug Use