Category: Drugs

Anti-psychotic drugs not good for Alzheimer’s

When someone has Alzheimer’s or dementia, doctors prescribe calming drugs to control behaviour. Now, a study proves that non-drug approaches should be the first choice for treating dementia patients’ common symptoms such as irritability, agitation, depression, anxiety, sleep …

Medications cause long term cognitive impairment of aging brain

Date: July 14, 2010 Source: Indiana University School of Medicine Summary: Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, …

Higher dementia risk linked to use of common drugs

Date: January 26, 2015 Source: Group Health Research Institute Summary: A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at higher doses or for a …

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