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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   



What is dementia?

hypertension and dementia1 - inheritable dominant disease1 - failing memory1 - basal ganglia1 - experimental alzheimer's drug1 - iron lady1 - thiamin deficiency1 - permanent brain damage1 - brain cell damage2 - developing alzheimers2 - diabetes mellitus1 - enlarged ventricles1 - hypertension3 - socioeconomic boundaries1 - mood swings1 - memory retrieval1 - berrios and freeman1 - dementia-related diseases1 - antihypertensive drugs1 - mental decline2 - national academy on an aging society1 - boissier de sauvages2 - behavioral problems1 - degenerationist hypothesis1 - hallucinoses1 - sporadic parkinson's disease1 - pre-dementia stage1 - benzodiazepine1 - brain amyloid imaging1 - brain structure1 -