Is it Dementia or Medication Side Effects in Seniors?

By |2021-08-31T14:43:53-04:00September 9th, 2021|Medication Management, Safe Practices, Senior Health|

Learn how medication side effects in seniors can be similar to dementia symptoms. Confusion. Disorientation. Memory loss. While these are definitely symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other types of dementia, they can also be triggered by medication side effects in seniors. Before automatically assuming an inevitable diagnosis of dementia, review the following list of prescription medications that can cause similar side effects. Pain Medications Opioids specifically are reported to cause short-term memory loss. The good news is that the problem is typically resolved once pain remedies are no longer being taken. Acetylcholine Blockers Prescribed by doctors for insomnia, IBS, urinary [...]