Look for Seniors Getting Risky Anticholinergic Meds

Seniors will ask whether "anticholinergic" meds (amitriptyline, oxybutynin, etc) increase the risk of dementia.

Meds with anticholinergic effects are already on the Beers Criteria of high-risk meds in the elderly...partly because they can cause short-term confusion and memory loss in older patients.

Now there's mounting evidence of a link between anticholinergics and increased dementia risk in seniors.

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