Medication

To find out more about the medications used in the treatment of Alzheimer's we refer you to the Alzheimer's society fact sheets:

Drug Treatments for Alzheimer's disease

There are many other drugs that are used in the treatment of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Recent research (Banargee 2009) has shown that antipsychotics in particular should not be prescribed long term and can increase the risk of stroke.

This Alzheimer's society factsheet gives a good overview of all the information you should know about the use of these drugs in dementia.

Drugs used to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia