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Anticholinergic properties and cognition, relevancy to individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

Medications with anticholinergic activity are used in 8-37 % of older adults to treat various medical conditions that involve contraction and relaxation of muscles, such as PD and overactive bladder, as well as other conditions including seasonal allergies and depression/psychosis.

Several studies have examined the risks associated with anticholinergic use in older adults on cognitive functions and dementia, four of which are summarized in this article.

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