Harvard Health Blog
Could medications contribute to dementia?
By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Alzheimerís disease and other illnesses that cause dementia are devastating, not only for those affected but also for their friends and family. For most forms of dementia, there is no highly effective treatment. For example, available treatments for Alzheimerís disease may slow the deterioration a bit, but they donít reverse the condition. In fact, for most people taking medications for dementia, it may be