The Link Between Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Common Meds If you are 60+, stop taking these drugs now The evidence is piling up that many common meds can increase or possibly cause dementia and Alzheimer’s (a type of dementia) in those who are 60+. Generally, these are OTC drugs used for sleep, allergies, motion sickness and diarrhea and some prescription anxiety drugs. A list is below. What do they have in common? They are all anticholinergic medicines (pronounced “an-ti-koh-luh-nur-jik”, hear it here. Multiple studies have identified this problem with anticholinergic medicines, but they were small studies. The latest study, in JAMA…

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