Drugs cause confusion in elderly
By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY
Commonly used medications could be a culprit in some older peoples' memory problems, a new report shows.
Elderly patients are often more susceptible to "drug-induced dementia and delirium," says Public Citizen, a consumer research and advocacy group, in an article posted Wednesday at worstpills.org. The report includes a list of 136 commonly prescribed drugs that are potentially dangerous to seniors' cognitive health.