Anticholinergic Drugs Can Drain Your Memory

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Filed Under: Mood & Memory
Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

In the August 2012 issue of my newsletter Health & Healing, I write about anticholinergic drugs and their adverse effects on cognitive function, particularly memory. Below is a list of anticholinergic drugs with definite effects compiled by the Aging Brain Program of the IU Center for Aging Research. It has been reprinted with permission.  

Anticholinergic Drugs that Affect Memory

Anticholinergic Drugs Can Drain Your Memory

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The downloadable PDF contains this list as well as a list of drugs with possible anitcholinergic effects. It also includes suggestions for meds to replace drugs with definite anitcholinergic effects. However, I recommend that you consider safe, natural alternatives whenever possible.

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