Anticholinergic drugs are often used to alleviate medical conditions such as insomnia, dizziness, and digestive problems. These drugs work by blocking acetylcholine, an organic neurotransmitter in the human nervous system. A recent study done at Wester University shows that blocking acetylcholine results in more negative effects than positive.
Frontotemporal dementia is placed as the second most common type of dementia. A common symptom associated with frontotemporal dementia is abnormal eating patterns. In order to further understand the brain mechanism behind this connection, the International School of Advanced Studies made a review of current literature on frontotemporal dementia and abnormal eating patterns.
A study done at the University of Aberdeen is showing close links between Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes. In fact, a large majority of people with Alzheimer’s disease also have some form of diabetes.
Lewy body dementia is the second most prevalent form of dementia, which accounts for 15-30% of all cases of dementia, according to Dr. Oleg Anichtchik, researcher at Plymouth University and co-ordinator of the Alzheimer’s Research UK South West Research Network Centre. Dr. Anichtchik and his research team are currently researching methods of therapy for Lewy body dementia.
There are many cases where seniors are required to take multiple drugs due to multiple health related issues, and people are realizing the potentially negative symptoms that can occur when taking the wrong combination of drugs. Symptoms resulting from taking the wrong combination of drugs include confusion, uncontrollable aggression, and memory loss – symptoms often seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease.