my mother recently died of a heart attack in hospital whilst recovering from an operation. mum never received any sedation whilst in the day centre or in the hospital. whilst I accept that the generally perceived wisdom is not to sedate clients, I believe that mum got stressed out whilst in the day centre and hospital. I firmly believe that had she been sedated she would have suffered less stress and would be at home with me now. I know the theory sedate people bad keep people occupied good. however some people will not allow themselves to be occupied and just want to go home. just my theory and I know the majority of people will disagree but I firmly believe I am right.