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Benzodiazepine Raises Dementia Risk in Elderly

Fibro Daily October 11, 2012

New research suggests that patients over 65 who take Benzodiazepine are 50% more likely to develop dementia in the following fifteen years than others of the same age. Researchers say that the widespread, indiscriminate use of Benzodiazepine should be stopped.

Benzodiazepine is a drug used to treat anxiety and insomnia, both conditions that prevail among fibromyalgia patients. This popular drug is largely prescribed to elderly patients, and elderly patients do suffer from fibromyalgia. Some younger people take Benzodiazepine as well.

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Benzodiazepine For Insomnia Or Anxiety Raises Dementia Risk Among Elderly



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