Clients having difficulty reading or understanding legal documents may be experiencing the side effects of medications. The author argues that the most common causes of reversible dementia are medications, often resulting from self-medication by the older individual with over-the-counter medicines. This article discusses some common drugs and their side effects on cognitive functions.
"Cognitive Dysfunction, Medications, and Legal Issues,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss1/7