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.
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
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