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Living with Dementia

Risk Of Death

Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia

Compared to other antipsychotic drugs, haloperidol (Haldol) raises the risk of death in elderly patients with dementia, a new study finds.

One outside expert believes the finding should aid in dementia care. “This data provides much-needed guidance and reassurance for the ever-increasing number of health care practitioners treating older demented patients,” said Dr. Gisele… Certain Antipsychotics Up Risk of Death for Patients With Dementia   

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