Common drugs increase the risk for dementia

January 27, 2015 12:43 AM

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Common drugs increase the risk for dementia

Concerns about the possible dangerous side effects which are associated with many drugs has lead many people to aggressively search for drug free interventions to help prevent and treat illness whenever possible. Group Health Research Institute reported on Jan. 26, 2015, there is a higher dementia risk associated with more use of common drugs.

Taking commonly used medications which have anticholinergic effects at higher doses or for a longer period of time has been associated with a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. These medications, which include nonprescription diphenhydramine or Benad...

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