• Common Class of Drugs Linked to Dementia Even When Taken 20 Years Before Diagnosis

    19 days ago - By Healthy Aging

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  • Some anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia

    19 days ago - By Healio

    Results from a case-control study in the United Kingdom revealed robust associations between levels of anticholinergic antidepressant, antiparkinson and urological and the risk for dementia diagnosis up to 20 years after exposure.
    “Over the past decade, prolonged exposure to anticholinergic drugs has been linked to longterm cognitive decline or dementia incidence among communityliving cohorts and nursing home residents,” Kathryn Richardson, PhD, from the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, U.K., and colleagues wrote in BMJ. “However, these studies have been
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