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Monday, March 23, 2015

2015 Study Finds Antipsychotic Drugs May Be Even Deadlier than Thought for Patients with Dementia

Interesting new study has found that antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in patients with dementia even more than previously thought. The medications are often used to treat the delusions, hallucinations and agitation that occur in many people with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers looked at data from nearly 91,000 Veterans who were older than 65 and had dementia. Those who took antipsychotics were more likely to die early.

For the Study results: CLICK HERE

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The most common form of dementia causes problems with memory, behavior, and thinking that worsen over time, eventually leading to death. There is no cure. Over 5 million people in the United States have the disease. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. VISIT: http://alzheimers.gov/alzheimers.html

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