Benzodiazepines For Alzheimer's Disease
Benzodiazepines are a
class of drugs commonly use to relax anxious patients. Diazepam and lorazepam
are examples of drugs in the benzodiazepine class. Lorazepam can produce
transient memory impairment even in normal healthy volunteers . A 1
milligram oral dose of lorazepam has been shown to impair cognition in alzheimer
patients . Benzodiazepines can also increase the risk of falls in demented
patients. These compounds should be used cautiously in demented patients.