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Common Drugs Linked to Dementia

A long list of common drugs linked to dementia A research team at Indiana University School of Medicine has recommended that older adults may want to avoid common over-the-counter drugs such as nighttime cold medicines due to their links to dementia and cognitive impairment. They are called anticholinergic drugs and are used to treat a variety of conditions: gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, depression, sleep disorders, bladder control, anxiety and many others.  The list is long and can be found on many sites

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