Anticholinergic medicines associated with increased risk of dementia, UK study finds

Using strong anticholinergic medication every day for three years or more is associated with a nearly 50% increased risk of dementia in those aged 55 years and over, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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