World War II veteran Rosario "Russ" Bonanno was facing worsening dementia when his family brought him last year to the Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Bedford, Massachusetts. He had been in assisted living, but after six years, some family members thought he needed more specialized care.
Within days after Bonanno arrived, his son Nick said the 93-year-old was “dazed, confused, disheveled" as staff began medicating him. He wasn’t the only resident who looked drugged. "Everyone looks like a zomb