Diuretic

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Drugs reduce dementia risk

Drugs reduce dementia risk

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Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to findings in Neurology.

Common blood pressure drugs cut the risk of Alzheimer's dementia by 50%, researchers find

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Seniors who take certain blood pressure medications might be at a dramatically reduced risk for developing dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to findings published in the journal Neurology.

Diuretics vastly overused: study

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An "epidemic" of inappropriate diuretic prescribing is hitting seniors, a top researcher says. The drugs are widely overused to treat arterial hypertension, heart failure and renal disease, said Martin Wehling, M.D., in a recent issue of JAMDA.

'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

'Epidemic' diuretic overuse is harming seniors, researcher says

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Diuretics are widely prescribed for conditions affecting the elderly without proper consideration of the drugs' side effects, according to recently published research.