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A recent study has shown that Anticholinergic drugs can be a cause of memory loss stating that it has been linked to over 58,000 dementia cases in the UK. The participants of this study were 55 years and older with no signs of dementia.
The researchers put smoking and drinking into account for each participant and the results of the Anticholinergic drug increased the risk of dementia by about 50%. Anticholinergic drugs blocks acetylcholine which help the brain with learning and memory. The human body will also tend to produce less acetylcholine as a person gets older which increases the likeliness of developing dementia.
The most common Anticholinergic drugs include Enablex, Ditropan XL, Gelnique, Oxytrol. Some muscle relaxers are also Anticholinergic this includes Norflex, Norgesic, and Zanaflex. Experts recommend that many adults should stay away from these drugs as they can increase the likelihood of memory loss and dementia.
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