Common drugs may increase risk of dementia

January 27, 2015 1:45 PM

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Drugs taken by more than half of those aged over 65 in Britain have been linked to an increased risk of dementia.

A large study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that common over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat heart problems, sleeping difficulties and allergies could mean that users are 50% more likely to develop the disease.

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