I am a Board Certified Wellness Practitioner. Besides working with women, I also work with the aging population.
There are two cases in the state of Wisconsin that elderly patients suffering from Dementia were prescribed Risperdal and in the course of 7 days died of complications that developed from the drug.
The black box on the drug clearly states that an elderly patient with Dementia should not be given Risperdal because it will cause death.
Dr. Ladislav-volicer-md, have you ever read the black box on this drug?.
I would never dispense this to a patient with dementia. There are many ways to reach out and help a patient who suffers from this debilitating disease. They are suffering enough as it is and the patient does not need the additional stressors to the brain.
Whoever has a family member with Dementia, please research this drug before you make a decision, and always get a second opinion. Ask to see the labels before agreeing to any protocol.
Any doctor that is fine with dispensing this drug specifically for Schizophrenia to elderly patients with Dementia should be researched before taking him on for your families health and wellness