I wish a day could go by without having to issue yet another drug warning. But sadly, that day isn’t today.
It’s a betrayal. There’s no other way to put it.
The mainstream medical establishment is routinely giving a dangerous blend of meds to some of America’s most vulnerable seniors.
And as terrible as that is, it’s not even the worst part of this situation. Because the problem isn’t just the potential side effects of the drugs given to dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers.
Patients are on this specific medication mix because they believe it could help ease symptoms, improve their quality of life, and even slow their decline. But in reality, it could do just the opposite.
In fact, new research finds it could trigger a more rapid decline into Alzheimer’s disease.
Avoid this dangerous drug combo
The new study confirms it. When three or more medications that act on the central nervous system are given simultaneously, the combo can cause dementia to worsen much more quickly. And as a result, it triggers patients to decline more rapidly.
This isn’t a unique category of drug either. It cuts across classes and conditions. Meaning MANY folks may be at risk.
It includes dozens of meds for a wide range of problems, including…
- sleep aids
- seizure meds
The trouble is dementia patients frequently suffer from many of the conditions these meds are used for. So they’re often given to folks battling the disease.
For example, sleep troubles are quite common in dementia patients. So they get a sleep aid. Many also fight mood disorders. So they might get an antidepressant, too. And folks battling dementia can also suffer from agitation and other behavioral problems. So an antipsychotic might get added to the mix.
And, well, you can see how easy it is to end up on three meds that target the central nervous system at the same time. This is why one in six dementia patients who aren’t’ in care facilities are on at least three of these types of drugs.
Dementia patients need a med check NOW
The overmedication alone is disturbing enough. But it gets worse. You see, most docs aren’t prescribing these drugs based on solid evidence or guidelines.
Instead, they’re essentially just mixing and matching, playing mad scientist with YOUR brain or the brain of your loved one. There’s NO evidence these drugs do much to help dementia patients. And there’s PLENTY of proof they could cause worsening decline and other complications.
Plus, they can come with their own common side effects, including…
If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia, it’s time for a med check. Sit down and go through ALL of their prescriptions. If you find they’re on more than two of these drugs, make an appointment to discuss the situation with their doctor.
If you’re unsure which meds fall into this category, you can double-check them online. Or better yet, make a list to take to your pharmacist or bring the bottles in for what’s called a “brown bag” appointment. He can help you figure out which ones act on the central nervous system.
If you’re in the early stages of dementia yourself, talk to a loved one you trust about these risks. And enlist their help in keeping tabs on your meds as your condition progresses.
Then, work with a naturopathic physician on starting some complimentary drug-free solutions that may help slow dementia or even help reverse it. This may include high-dose B vitamins, chelation therapy, intravenous vitamin C, ginkgo biloba, phosphatidyl serine, and other proven options.
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