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eWellness: Elderly should beware of commonly prescribed group of drugs
Dr KK Aggarwal,  29 September 2018
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Anticholinergics, a commonly prescribed group of drugs, may cause elderly people to "slow down" in their daily physical activities.Two reports from Wake Forest University School of Medicine support findings that anticholinergic drugs used to treat acid reflux, Parkinsons disease and urinary incontinence may cause older people to lose their thinking skills more quickly than those who do not take the medicines.Anticholinergic drugs work by stopping acetylcholine, a chemical that enhances communication between nerve cells in the b
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