Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Medications Dementia Long-Term for Aging Brain Cognitive Impairment

Tags: Medications Common Dementia Long-term Aging Brain Detrol, Benadryl, nytol, Tylenol, Paxil, Detrol

"This finding of a link between anticholinergics and long term mild cognitive impairment complements our previous work which confirmed a link between anticholinergics and delirium, which is a sudden onset cognitive impairment," said Dr. Campbell. …

These include asthma medication and medication to retain urine which are used widely. The following article indicates that these drugs may also cause long-term dementia if used for longer times.

A list of some of these drugs can be found in the book Our Daily Meds by Melody Petersen, a former New York Times award winning health reporter, in this article Benadryl®, Dramamine®, Excedrin PM®, Nytol®, Sominex®, Tylenol PM®, and Unisom®. Other anticholinergic drugs, such as Paxil®, Detrol®, Demerol® and Elavil® are available only by prescription. , and an extensive list at

Jim Kawakami, July 14, 2010,

Medications Dementia Long-Term for Aging Brain Cognitive Impairment ScienceDaily (July 13, 2010) —

Drugs commonly taken for a variety of common medical conditions including insomnia, allergies, or incontinence negatively affect the brain causing long term cognitive impairment in older African-Americans, according to a study appearing in the July 13, 2010 print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ...

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