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My fil has Alzheimer's and was prescrbed naprosyn (naproxen) twice a day for severe arthrits in his back. Will this affect his dementia?
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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
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In brief: It will not
Anti-inflammatory drugs have no effect on memory.

In brief: It will not
Anti-inflammatory drugs have no effect on memory.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
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In brief: Probably Not
Patients on meds like naprosyn (naproxen) seem to have a lower chance of developing alzheimer's but it probably doesn't improve the symptoms once they develop.
You do need to be extra vigilant for the development of GI bleeding as these patients may not be able to report the symptoms. Unfortunately, some GI problems occur spontaneoulsy without any warning.Adding a ppi(prilosec) may reduce this risk.

In brief: Probably Not
Patients on meds like naprosyn (naproxen) seem to have a lower chance of developing alzheimer's but it probably doesn't improve the symptoms once they develop.
You do need to be extra vigilant for the development of GI bleeding as these patients may not be able to report the symptoms. Unfortunately, some GI problems occur spontaneoulsy without any warning.Adding a ppi(prilosec) may reduce this risk.
Dr. James Marx
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