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Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds
by Mark Lieber

CNN    Translate This Article
25 April 2018

On 25 April 2018 CNN reported: Many older adults know that long-term use of certain medications can negatively affect cognition and increase one's risk of dementia. But a new study suggests that some classes of anticholinergic drugs -- particularly those used to treat depression, Parkinson's, and urinary incontinence -- carry a higher risk than others. The researchers found that people who used certain types of anticholinergics . . . for a year or more had about a 30% increased risk of developing dementia down the road. Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern health systems. Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.

Anticholinergic drugs function by blocking the effects of acetylcholine, a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerves and muscles. They are prescribed to 20% to 50% of older adults in the United States to treat a variety of neurological, psychiatric, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and muscular conditions, according to a 2009 study. In the UK, 34% to 48% of older adults take them, another study found.

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