Beta Blockers May Not Be Best Heart Drugs for Dementia Patie
Beta blocker drugs are often the go-to medication for people who've survived a heart attack.

But a new study suggests that they may not be the medicine of choice for nursing home residents with dementia.

Taking the drugs reduced the risk of death during the study period by about a quarter, the researchers said. But the drugs were also associated with 34 percent higher risk that a patient with moderate or severe dementia would be unable to independently perform the functions of daily life....