Benzodiazepines Dementia Risk Found

28th September 2014

Long-term use of certain sleeping aids and anti-anxiety medications might have a link to dementia, according to a newly-published study’s results.

Involving adults in Canada, the study discovered that historic benzodiazepine use, when lasting at least three months, made the chance of dementia onset up to 51 per cent higher. Those behind the study stress that while it’s not an absolute proven link, it certainly reinforces previous cautions against taking medications for three months or more.

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