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Call from health care providers to cut recipes for dangerous dementia drugs – 29-Nov-2018

A study by the University of Otago found that 40 percent of dementia patients had anticholinergics to control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease – such as excessive bladder activity and depression.

But leading researcher Dr. Sarmin Bala says they can exacerbate the symptoms of dementia – and should be closely monitored.

She says that patients should receive regular reviews and that alternatives should be provided wherever possible.

Bala says that dangerous drugs are often inadequately prescribed – with some even accessible over the counter.

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