Study pinpoints incontinence drugs linked to higher mortality risk in dementia patients
Sep 01, 2021
The urinary drugs tolterodine and oxybutynin have high anticholinergic effects on cognition scores and are associated with 55% increased mortality risk, researchers say.
Docs ignore EHR nudges to deprescribe dementia-linked drugs: study
Jul 09, 2021
An attempt to encourage reduced use of anticholinergics failed to win the attention of physicians and patients, according to a new study.
Residents’ physical decline tied to extended anticholinergic, sedative use
Aug 04, 2020
Long-term exposure to anticholinergic and sedative medications is linked to reduced physical function — though not cognitive function — in nursing home residents.
Investigators want to see what happens when drugs that could aggravate dementia are removed
Jul 18, 2019
Anticholinergic drugs are linked to dementia risk in older adults. Now, researchers are preparing to study whether the drugs cause cognitive decline, and whether it’s safe to stop taking them.
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Jul 16, 2019
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Broad class of drug linked to 50% higher risk of dementia in older adults
Jun 24, 2019
A class of drug commonly prescribed to treat everything from depression to Parkinson’s disease may raise long-term risk of dementia by as much as 50%.
Meds linked to dementia risk
Mar 04, 2015
A high use of anticholinergic medications has been linked to an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study.
Nursing homes tend to administer high-risk medications to returning residents, study shows
Sep 12, 2014
Nursing homes may be ratcheting up high-risk medication use for certain residents who return to the facility after a stay in the hospital, according to recently published findings.
Anticholinergics impair seniors: report
Jun 01, 2013
Cognitive impairment can result when older adults are taking or given medications with strong anticholinergic effects, a new study has found.
Botox and oral meds equally effective in treating incontinence in women, study says
Oct 05, 2012
Botox injections and oral medications both work well in reducing urinary incontinence in women, though Botox is more likely to completely resolve symptoms, a recent study showed.