Monday, February 27, 2012

About Alzheimer's / Dementia: Recent Study Highlights Risk of Haldol in Dementia

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From Esther Heerema, your Guide to Alzheimer's / Dementia
Today's newsletter discusses some of the latest research published about Alzheimer's. Risks of antipsychotic medications have been well-documented in the past, but this latest research reviews more than 75,000 people who received these medications over a four-year period of time. The results single out one particular medication as having a greater risk when used for people with dementia.

Recent Study Highlights Risk of Haloperidol (Haldol)
A recent study published in the online journal BMJ outlines research on antipsychotic medications and their use in people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Antipsychotics are a specific type of psychotropic medication that are often used to help control some of the challenging behaviors that people with dementia experience. The initial approach to behaviors should always be to use behavior modification strategies and attempt to determine the causes behind the behaviors, since we know that most behavior has meaning. However, medications are also prescribed when these non-drug approaches are ineffective. The latest research...Read more

Research: Group Activities Improve Cognition for Those With Dementia
The Cochrane Collaboration recently published a study that reviewed previously conducted research on cognitive exercise and its effect on dementia. The basic question of the review reflects this concern: We... Read more

The Clock-Drawing Test: New Research on Scoring and Usefulness
The clock-drawing test has been around for many years and is sometimes used independently to quickly screen people for signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's and other dementia. It's also been... Read more

8 Non-Drug Approaches for Challenging Behaviors
Not sure how to handle those challenging behaviors in Alzheimer's disease? Here are some practical tips on how to prevent, reduce and respond to our loved one's behaviors. Read more


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