Anti-psychotic drugs are often regarded as the only antidote to Alzheimer’s. But they do not help most Alzheimer’s patients with delusions and aggression.They are not worth the risk of sudden death and other side effects.All these conclusions are based on a report of the first major study on sufferers outside nursing homes.The finding could increase the burden on families struggling to care for relatives with the mind-robbing disease at home.Lead researcher Dr. Lon Schneider, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center of California and a University of Southern California professor, said that when doctors should try the drugs, they should watch patients closely and switch to something else after a few weeks if there is no improvement or side effects are too severe.

 

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