Dementia May Be Linked to Ingredient found in OTC Medications

The JAMA Internal Medicine has reported on a study from the University of Washington led by Dr. Shelly Gray has determined that certain over the counter drugs may be linked to causing dementia. In the study Gianfrancesco Genoso shared on advogando.com,  3,000 participants over the age of 65 that were not showing any signs of having dementia that were followed roughly 23% developed dementia. Of these almost 800 people, there were 20% of these people that were taking over the counter drugs containing what manufacturers call anticholinergic effects in them. The study admits that the results do not point to a smoking gun that could prevent the neurological problem from occurring in the older years of life but are confident in what the study shows.

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