Certain antidepressants and bladder medications are linked to increased risk of dementia, according to new University of East Anglia research funded by Alzheimer’s Society and published today in the British Medical Journal.
There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but there is a lot that can be done to enable someone to live well with the condition. Read about some of the drug and non-drug treatments, support and activities.
A person with depression should be offered a range of treatments, depending on how severe or long-standing their depression is. These may include self-help, talking therapies or antidepressant medication.
Antipsychotics are the drugs most often prescribed for people with dementia who have symptoms such as aggression and psychosis, but other drugs are available.
There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are drugs that can help with some of the symptoms. Here we explain what is available.