Dementia Medications

  • Anne M. Lipton
  • Cindy D. Marshall


In this chapter, we discuss proper medication administration and supervision for the patient with dementia. We review various medications, including cognitive enhancers, those which may help symptoms of dementia, those which may worsen such symptoms, and those which are purported to help—but generally don’t. We also include some tips for helping to decide when a medication is beneficial—and when it is not helping and may even be worsening dementia symptoms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne M. Lipton
    • 1
  • Cindy D. Marshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Diplomate in NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyBuffalo GroveUSA
  2. 2.Memory Center, Baylor Neuroscience CenterBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA

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