August 24, 2019 at 10:03 am

Dementia As an Adverse Drug Effect

Older patients treated with cocktails of drugs for various conditions may be at increased risk for dementia an adverse drug effect caused by “blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Antidepressants also share this mechanism of action. Such a massive blockade of acetylcholine could have an impact on the brain as regards cognition, memory and learning.”
To read the full article, click here.