Keep an Eye Out for OTC Meds That Can Cause Mental Confusion
Seniors are hearing that certain meds might increase their risk of dementia or Alzheimer's.
We know that certain meds like amitriptyline and diazepam can cause cognitive impairment. That's why they're on the "Beers list" of potentially inappropriate meds for the elderly.
We usually think of cognitive impairment as reversible when the med is stopped. Now studies suggest these effects might be irreversible and lead to dementia.