Long-Term Drug Use Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease
According to a study published by the British Medical Journal, long-term prescription drug use can increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of dementia that affects 36 million people all over the world. Because there is no known cure, researchers are looking into factors that cause or speed up the development of the disease.
Researchers studied a group of people taking medication for anxiety and insomnia, including diazepam and lorazepam. Although these drugs are only recommended to be taken for short periods of time, those who took them long-term were shown to be 51 percent more likely to develop the disease. Doctors are now urged to prescribe alternative medications to patients suffering from anxiety or insomnia. If you are taking any other type of drug long-term, your risk for Alzheimer’s and other debilitating diseases are high. Seek the help you need now. Visit us at www. SeabrookHouse.org or call 800.761.7575 for more information.