Aripiprazole is a medicine used in the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and autism-related symptoms. The active ingredient of the medication works by promoting the spread of dopamine in the brain. The result is that the patient's mood becomes more manageable over time, and are able to handle mood swings, autistic self-injury and temper aggressions. In patients with dementia, this drug can lead to a potentially fatal reaction. So for dementia-associated psychotic conditions, Aripiprazole is not recommended as it augments the risk of death in older adults with such conditions.