Common Over-the-Counter Medicines Linked to Dementia in New Study

January 28, 2015 8:52 PM

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Common Over-the-Counter Medicines Linked to Dementia in New Study

Common over-the-counter drugs such as Benadryl may be linked to dementia, according to a new study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Researchers at University of Washington and a nonprofit called Group Health followed 3,434 adults over age 65 for more than seven years. None of them had dementia or Alzheimer's disease when the study started, and they kept careful records about the drugs they took. The researchers found that people...

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