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Common Depression and Parkinson’s Drugs Increase Risk of Dementia

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

With up to 50 percent of Americans age 65 and older taking at least one anticholinergic medication, AARP is warning people that a research team has found that taking these drugs may increase your risk of dementia by up to 30 percent — up to 20 years after taking them. The study involved looking at records of more than 40,770 patients diagnosed with dementia; researchers found that those taking antidepressants, urological medications and drugs for Parkinson’s disease were...

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