18 January 2009

Antipsychotics lower long-term survival in dementia

Dementia drug death risk warning
BBC News: 9 January 2009
Experts have condemned the commonplace prescribing of sedatives to people in the UK with dementia.

It comes as a three-year study [DART-AD] published in The Lancet Neurology reports a doubling of the risk of early death in those on the drugs long-term. … > full story : review by NHS Knowledge Service : teaching brief : comment by Alzheimer’s Society (UK)

Related journal article Atypical antipsychosis for aggression and psychosis in Alzheimer's disease, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 1.

Also view past news stories relating to the use of antipsychotic drugs

No comments:

Post a Comment

Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Alzheimer's Australia NSW
Alzheimer's Australia NSW

Latest headlines from Library News

Library News

Total Pageviews