The effects of anti-psychotic drug use in older people with dementia

An ICES study recently reported that older adults with dementia who receive short-term courses of antipsychotic medications are more likely to experience a serious adverse event requiring hospitalization than those who do not take the drugs.


  • Dr. Paula Rochon, MD, MPH, FRCPC
    Senior Scientist and Assistant Director at the Kunin
    Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit – Baycrest
    Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

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