It is now standard practice for many medical doctors to prescribe anti-psychotic drugs to treat dementia. NOT A GOOD IDEA!
My mother who suffered from dementia was given Zyprexa. It caused her to crawl on her stomach on the floor in the middle of the night, caused her to not be able to swallow her food, and worsened her dementia. I requested that her MD take her off. He honored my request and the symptoms disappeared.
Months later my mother was admitted to an emergency room due to passing out due to her heart condition. She was admitted for further testing. Without my knowledge the emergency room doctor changed her prescription and prescribed Zyprexa. She began to have trouble swallowing. She also could no longer walk. I mentioned to the nurse that the only time she had these symptoms was when she was prescribed Zyprexa. She then informed me that she had been prescribed this drug.
At my request, her regular MD took her off Zyprexa, but unfortunately it was too late. She was permanently bed ridden, in diapers and her swallowing never improved, causing food to go into her lungs, causing pneumonia symptoms. She was dismissed from the hospital 11 days later. She died within one week. The paramedic said that it was most likely due to her not being able to breathe properly and then her panicking caused a heart attack.
Now they are prescribing these drugs to children as well. Please ensure that no one receives this type of drug, especially our children.
Mom, this is for you!
Instead of suing Eli Lilly, like many others, I choose to inform the public. The only thing one obtains in a lawsuit is money, of which Eli Lilly has ample. Often in settlements you are forced to keep all information and documentation a secret. See this article for more details regarding Zyprexa lawsuits: http://www.commondreams.org/views07/0208-20.htm.