People with dementia may develop behavioural and psychological symptoms including restlessness, aggression, delusions, hallucinations, apathy and sleep disturbances.
This factsheet looks at the different types of drugs that can be used to treat these symptoms if non-drug treatments have not worked.
The symptoms may be a direct result of changes in the chemicals of their brain, or be due to a general health problem, such as discomfort caused by hunger, thirst or infection.
These symptoms can also be related to the care a person is receiving, their environment or social interactions.
There are a number of different ways that behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia can be relieved.This factsheet explains the different types of drugs that can be used.