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Medications Found to Cause Long Term Cognitive Impairment of Aging Brain,
ScienceDaily (July 14, 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.
These drugs, called anticholinergics, block acetylcholine, a nervous system
neurotransmitter, and are widely-used medical therapies. They are sold
over the counter under various brand names such as
Other anticholinergic drugs, such as
are available only by prescription. Older adults most commonly use drugs with anticholinergic
effects as sleep aids and to relieve bladder leakage problems.
Cont. at _http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/10071311 1724.htm_