Medications may cause dementia in older adults

Medications used to treat a variety of common diseases are being linked to an increased risk of dementia or death in elderly patients.

Researchers of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, conducted a study in more than 13 thousand people older than 65 years old .

Nearly half were taking medications from a group of drugs known as anticholinergics that are used to treat diseases such as asthma, cystitis, depression and epilepsy.

Those who took the most potent doses of the drug they had a higher risk of mental deterioration and death.

Experts say that patients should not panic or stop taking their medicines. Either way, we will keep you informed.

Source: BBC World


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