Dementia

Antipsychotics Overly Prescribed

Antipsychotics Overly Prescribed

If you have a relative in a nursing home who is suffering from dementia, you might want to question the staff about the medications he or she receives. Antipsychotics are frequently prescribed for patients in these homes; the side effects are upsetting and can even lead to their early demise. When dementia patients exhibit symptoms […]

Dementia Sold Over the Counter?

Dementia Sold Over the Counter?

There is an increasing controversy brewing; not a surprising fact, but let’s explore the situation. Some studies are claiming that taking over the counter drugs such as hay fever pills, Nytol, and Benadryl may increase chances for dementia. Concerns about antidepressants were also raised, suggesting that 50 percent of those who take older types of […]