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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, May 30, 2008

Symptoms of Over-Medication Mimic “Old Age” Aliments


An older person who starts behaving in a unusual or bizarre manner may not actually be suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, or some other aliment.  Instead, the symptoms may be the result of over-medication, either inadvertent or intentional.

For a detailed discussion of the problem and the drugs which commonly “misbehave” in older individuals, see Elizabeth Cohen, Is Grandma drugged up?, CNN.com, May 29, 2008.


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