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Dementia Linked To Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills, Anticholinergics

In recent years, increasing evidence has suggested that certain types of commonly prescribed medications may cause increased risk of developing dementia. This ranges from drugs used to treat anxiety (e.g. Xanax) to over-the-counter drugs (e.g. Benadryl). A majority of these medications tend to depress activity in the CNS and help minimize arousal and/or anxiety. Dementia …

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Neuroprotective Agents: List of Drugs & Supplements

Neuroprotective agents refer to substances that are capable of preserving brain function and structure. When the brain is exposed to high levels of oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, various forms of neurotoxicity (e.g. excitotoxicity), and protein deficiencies – neurodegeneration can occur. To prevent or mitigate the effects of any neurodegeneration, strategic administration of a neuroprotective …

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Learning Another Language Delays Dementia Onset By Nearly 5 Years

Do you speak multiple languages? If not, there some research suggesting that you may want to start. Research from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom revealed that individuals who are bilingual tend to have delayed onsets of dementia. Dementia is regarded as a specific genre of brain disorders characterized by impairments in cognition, …

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