WARNING: Some drugs seniors take are bad for cognitive health

Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 09:35 pm
From USA Today:


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.

Link: http://www.worstpills.org/includes/page.cfm?op_id=458
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Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 10:56 pm
@cicerone imposter,
This situation has been understood for decades, if not moniiored.

Seems easy enough with computers.
Reply Wed 1 Apr, 2009 11:28 pm
Uh, that is, monitored.
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