Tag: Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group

Drugs for agitation in people with dementia: benefits and risks

In this blog for the families of people with dementia, Doctors Charlotte Squires and James Garrard talk about drugs used to treat symptoms of agitation and psychosis in people with diagnosed dementia, and what doctors and families together might want to consider when making decisions about trying these treatments.

Commonly-prescribed drugs and dementia: should we be worried?

In this blog for people interested in memory, thinking problems and dementia, Jodi Watt (a Researcher at the University of Glasgow) looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on whether a class of commonly-used medications (anticholinergics) might increase people’s risk of future memory problems, or even dementia.

Silver, napkins and some choice morsels of Cochrane evidence

Last week I gave you jellyfish, so don’t let it be said that I only go for the big health issues here! There’s a feast of new evidence in The Cochrane Library and this week, from an extensive menu, I’ve picked out a few tidbits on some more common health problems, plus some great dementia […]

Many older people with dementia could come off antipsychotic drugs

Key message: This review suggests that many older people with dementia and neuropsychiatric symptoms who have been taking antispychotic medicines for three months or more can be taken off them without negative effects on their behaviour Older people with dementia are surely amongst the most vulnerable in our society. For those looking after such individuals, either […]