(1) Doctors who attend elderly people in nursing homes often prescribe tranquilizers to keep these people immobile. (2) This practice is often unwarranted, and (3)it often impairs the health of the patients. (4)These tranquilizers often have damaging side effects in that (5) they accentuate the symptoms of senility, and(6) they increase the likelihood of a dangerous fall because (7)they produce unsteadiness in walking, Furthermore, since (8) these medications produce immobility, (9) they increase the risk of bedsores. (10) Doctors at the Center for Aging and Health say that physicians who care for the elderly are simply prescribing too much medication.
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