Put the Dementia Link With Anticholinergics in Perspective

You'll get questions about whether anticholinergic medications increase dementia risk in patients over age 65.

For years, anticholinergics have been on the Beers Criteria of potentially inappropriate meds in the elderly...partly because these meds can cause short-term confusion and memory loss.

Now there's mounting evidence of a link between anticholinergics and increased dementia risk in seniors. And the risk seems to go up the longer the meds are used.

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