Bladder Drugs May Hasten Decline Of Aged: Study

Law360, New York (May 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A study by Wake Forest University suggests a class of drugs often used to treat urinary incontinence may be linked to reduced functionality in the elderly, especially in dementia patients.

The recently released report, which appeared in the April online edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, concluded that the class of drugs known as anticholinergics may cause dementia patients in particular to experience a dramatic loss in motor skills.

“It is likely that the oppositional effects of the drugs contributed to the accelerated...
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