As people age, they are sometimes subjected to having to take a variety of medications. In most cases, these medications serve an important function; however, there are cases in which medications might lead to memory loss. While having memory lapses might not seem like a big deal, they are a very big deal for nursing home residents because of the risk of not remembering important interactions or events that might occur.
Antihistamines, incontinence drugs, sleep aids, blood pressure medications, Parkinson's medications, narcotics, antidepressants, antiseizure drugs, cholesterol drugs and antianxiety drugs are the 10 types of drugs that can lead to memory loss. As you read through that list, you can probably see that just stopping the medications because they are causing memory difficulties isn't possible.