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    Dementia

    One aunt who was a brilliant woman suffered from depression and was on one of the drugs mentioned in articles below for many years. In her seventies she started to talk nonsense and would re-imagine and make up history. She lived with mom during those years. It was sad to watch. Thought I'd share this information.

    'These commonly prescribed medications may increase your risk of dementia, study finds'

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...dy/1551165001/

    https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/new...ementia-risk#1

    https://www.medicinenet.com/antichol...able_in_the_us

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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    One aunt who was a brilliant woman suffered from depression and was on one of the drugs mentioned in articles below for many years. In her seventies she started to talk nonsense and would re-imagine and make up history. She lived with mom during those years. It was sad to watch. Thought I'd share this information.
    'These commonly prescribed medications may increase your risk of dementia, study finds'
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...dy/1551165001/
    https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/new...ementia-risk#1
    https://www.medicinenet.com/antichol...able_in_the_us
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    I wasn't able to get the links to work, but may be my system.

    There are quite a few medications that have long term negative effects on other conditions. Caveat emptor. Know what you are taking, why you are taking it, and its other effects....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collateral Damage View Post
    Caveat emptor.
    I don't think that's possible. Benadryl, for example. Who'd have thought? I wonder how Benadryl would affect one's brain? It's very common.

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    Ive seen some dimentia up close, its a terrible disease and horrible for those unfortunate to get it. Theyve made strives in fighting alzheimers and theres talk they may have found a cure recently but dimentia persists and it takes someone you love and turns them into a stranger, its a sad horrific thing to have to live through
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    I don't think that's possible. Benadryl, for example. Who'd have thought? I wonder how Benadryl would affect one's brain? It's very common.
    I can't speak for others, but other than a med I take as a matter of life/death, I research anything and everything before I take it. I've been up close and personal with 'unknown side effects', and to the best of my ability, I won't let it happen again.
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    I don't often take even over-the-counter meds. I guess I'm lucky.

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    I always check WebMD about drugs that I take- prescription or over the counter. I have spotted taking drugs that had possible side effects that I wanted to avoid.
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    Ive been on anti depressants and mood stabilizers for years. When im off the stabilzers sht gets real in a hurry ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Ive seen some dimentia up close, its a terrible disease and horrible for those unfortunate to get it. Theyve made strives in fighting alzheimers and theres talk they may have found a cure recently but dimentia persists and it takes someone you love and turns them into a stranger, its a sad horrific thing to have to live through
    My father suffered from dementia before he passed. It still haunts me to this day. Very sad. My father was a God to me.
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    I will never forget a certain moment I shared with my father. He was in the throes of his dementia and hadnt said much of anything coherant in months. We were having lunch one day he got a serious look on his face and very coherantly said one of the last things he ever said before he went to wherever brilliantly creative forces of nature go. Looked me in the eye and said " you know your mom is half crazy dont you"? . i was so stunned. i sat for a second then said " if you dont want that chicken wing..." Lol. I have no words to express how much I miss my father. One of the only people on earth that ever truly gave a sht about me. You know...that fact made up for any number of others . luv u dad ..now I am very very sad ..
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