Dr. Allen Powers Speaks Out On Antipsychotics

Dr. Allen Powers Speaks Out

On Anti-psychotics

Today on Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio, Dr. Power shared his insights on Dementia Beyond Drugs, which was a fascinating conversation.  One which I’ve heard from several people with Dementia how wonderful it was to hear a professional that really seems to understand the disease and the needs of those diagnosed with memory loss.

He also just posted this this article on his blog about a new study from the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry raises some new questions.   The study looked at the 4 commonly-used atypical antipsychotics in 332 people for up to 2 years. They found

(1) lack of significant improvement,

(2) a high discontinuation rate, and

(3) high rates of both serious and minor adverse events for all four drugs.

Check out the rest of the article HERE



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