10 04, 2018

Anti-Epileptic Drugs Increase Risk of Dementia

By |2018-04-10T13:51:15+00:00April 10th, 2018|Medication, Research|0 Comments

  The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia, according to a new study. Continuous use of anti-epileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year [...]

30 05, 2016

Widely Used ‘Heart Drug’ Tied to Dementia Risk

By |2017-09-27T16:16:49+00:00May 30th, 2016|Medication, Research|1 Comment

People with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation may have a heightened risk of developing dementia -- and the quality of their drug treatment may play a role, a new study hints. Specifically, [...]

21 05, 2015

Donepezil: Good Long-Term Medicine for Lewy Body Dementia

By |2019-07-12T07:58:18+00:00May 21st, 2015|Medication|0 Comments

  Donepezil (also known as Aricept®) is an approved Alzheimer's medication. That doesn't mean it's right for other types of dementia. The good news is that donepezil successfully passed a long-term trial for [...]

12 04, 2015

Researchers Warn About Over Prescription of Psych Meds For Dementia

By |2019-07-12T07:58:22+00:00April 12th, 2015|Health, Medication|0 Comments

  A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office addresses the bombastic overuse of anti-psychotic medication for suppressing behavior problems in dementia patients. The report finds that one-third of elders with dementia [...]

3 03, 2015

Antipsychotics shouldn’t be a default drug for dementia

By |2017-09-28T07:29:02+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Medication|0 Comments

  Earlier this month, Health Canada announced new restrictions on the prescribing of risperidone, an antipsychotic drug commonly given to dementia patients to control aggression and other behaviour problems. The news didn’t receive [...]

19 02, 2015

Dementia Care Study proves antipsychotic medicine reduces wellbeing of users

By |2019-07-12T07:58:26+00:00February 19th, 2015|Medication|1 Comment

  A new study of residents in specialised dementia care homes has confirmed a dramatic reduction, averaging 48%, in the requirement for antipsychotic medication, together with a corresponding improvement in the wellbeing of [...]

9 02, 2015

New Heart Drug From Novartis: Will It Raise The Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

By |2019-07-12T07:58:27+00:00February 9th, 2015|Medication|0 Comments

  LCZ696 is a heart failure drug from Novartis that many observers think will gain FDA approval later this year and go on to become a blockbuster. Perhaps the biggest obstacle to the drug’s [...]

27 01, 2015

Study suggests sleeping drugs can increase risk of Alzheimer’s

By |2019-07-12T07:58:29+00:00January 27th, 2015|Medication|1 Comment

  Nytol, Benadryl, Ditropan and Piriton among the medications identified by scientists as raising likelihood of dementia. Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study [...]

26 01, 2015

Alzheimer’s drug linked to rare but serious side effects

By |2019-07-12T07:58:29+00:00January 26th, 2015|Medication|1 Comment

  Two rare but serious side effects have been added to the prescribing information for the Alzheimer’s drug donepezil, Health Canada said Wednesday. The prescription medication has been linked to a muscle breakdown [...]

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