Effect of antipsychotics on mortality in elderly patients with dementia: a 1-year prospective study in a nursing home.

@article{Suh2005EffectOA,
  title={Effect of antipsychotics on mortality in elderly patients with dementia: a 1-year prospective study in a nursing home.},
  author={G H Suh and Ajit S. Shah},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={429-41}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The use of risperidone or olanzapine to treat behavioral problems associated with dementia is no longer recommended in the U.K. because of the increased risk of cerebrovascular adverse effects (CVAEs) and/or mortality. To evaluate the risks and benefits of antipsychotics, we measured the rate of mortality in patients with dementia, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular/mixed dementia and compared mortality rates between those who had received antipsychotics and those… CONTINUE READING
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