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Dementia

19 July 2011

Paracetamol for dementia

Ordinary painkillers such as paracetamol may work better than the risky antipsychotic drugs often prescribed to calm agitation in people with dementia.

Ordinary painkillers such as paracetamol may work better than the risky antipsychotic drugs often prescribed to calm agitation in people with dementia, according to a new study.

Such behaviour is distressing both for patient and family members, and a serious challenge to professional caregivers.

 

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