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(Acetylcholine helps the gut keep things moving.) 4. In older adults, these are usually prescribed to manage difficult behaviors related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
(In a minority of seniors, they are prescribed for serious mental illness such as schizophrenia.
For a good list that classifies drugs as high or low anticholinergic activity, see here.
In fact, a 2016 study found that statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Some were adult children concerned about the memory of their parents.
And a few were older adults who have noticed some slowing down of their own memory.
Aside from affecting thinking, these drugs can potentially worsen balance.
They also are known to cause dry mouth, dry eyes, and can worsen constipation.