THE Alzheimer’s disease has no identified cure. Some medications delay the effects and cognitive decline. However, there are other types of drugs that can lead to the development of this pathology. The problem is the prolonged use of certain drugs.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association of the United States, drugs used to lower blood cholesterol can increase the risk of developing this disease. “They can reduce the formation of connections between nerve cells,” they explain to the BestLife portal.
Benzodiazepine drugs also have a similar effect on the brain. This is the case of Xanax, Klonopin or Valium. “The problem is when people abuse these sedating drugs.”
The Neuroscience News portal explains that dementia is another pathology associated with the prolonged use of these drugs.
“The brain eventually learns to expect regular doses of these drugs and to stop producing certain types of chemicals,” says the American Addiction Centers.