Will medications just sedate the patient and knock them out? Or can medications actually help treat the symptoms?
Will medications just sedate the patient and knock them out?
Some medications, such as benzodiazepines, can be sedating without much efficacy in addressing the symptoms.
Antipsychotics can be sedating but can help resolve some symptoms is some patients. Doctors may prescribe antipsychotics for short-term use.
New therapies are being studied to specifically address the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Hopefully, there will be FDA approved medicines soon.