Medication Prescribed to Alzheimer's Patients may hasten their decline
In a study of 224 people with Alzheimer's Disease who were living in the community, those who were taking antipsychotic drugs or sedatives had an almost three-fold higher risk of deterioration than those who were taking none. Even worse, for those taking both antipsychotic and sedative drugs together, their risk of deterioration was almost quadrupled.
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 2007; 78; 233-239
For the abstract, visit: http://jnnp.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/78/3/233