Medications can be helpful in treating a variety of medical conditions. However, some common medications can worsen the symptoms of dementia. Increased confusion, forgetfulness, behavior challenges, fatigue and falls are potential side effects from prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Sometimes, certain medications can even impair cognitive function in people who do not have dementia.
Our bodies all respond differently to medications. Keep in mind that, except as a result of a stroke, dementia does not develop quickly or overnight.
Here are 10 tips on how to get the best results from the medications you take:
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