Commonly Prescribed Anticholinergic Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk

June 24, 2019

(UPI) – A widely used group of drugs — anticholinergics — used for everything from depression to allergies and gastrointestinal conditions to Parkinson’s disease, may increase risk for dementia, a new study says. People over age 55 who used strong anticholinergic medication each day for more than three years had a 50 percent increased risk of developing dementia, according to findings published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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