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Living with Dementia

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor

SSRIs Boost Risk of Falls in Dementia Patients

Nursing home residents with dementia who use selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have an increased risk of having a fall that causes injury compared with those who do not use SSRIs, new research shows.

Further, the risk is dose-dependent, with those using average doses having 3 times the risk compared with nonusers, the authors,… SSRIs Boost Risk of Falls in Dementia Patients   

SSRIs Not Safe for Elderly Dementia Patients, Says Alzheimer’s Society

A research conducted recently by the Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are of no benefit for dementia patients living in care homes. Initially, it was thought that these drugs would be great relief from the conventional drugs which have lots of side effects.

However, now it is being said… SSRIs Not Safe for Elderly Dementia Patients, Says Alzheimer’s Society   

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