New Study Links Popular Common Medications With Increased Dementia Risk

January 27, 2015 12:43 AM

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A recent, large U.S. study has found a link between dementia risk and prolonged used of common medications like antihistamines, sleep remedies, and some anti-depressants.

Dr. Simon Ridely, from Alzheimer’s Research UK, comments, “This large study adds to some existing evidence linking anticholinergic drugs to a small increased risk of dementia, but the results don’t tell us that these drugs cause the condition. Continued research to shed light on these links will be ...

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