Bad News. List of drugs that may cause senitlity or alzheimer's in seniors

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/24/health/dementia-risk-drug-study/index.html

https://www.theseniorlist.com/medication/anticholinergic-drugs/

If you are 60 or older, this affects you. Who wants longer life while senile or worse-alzheimer's. I have been taking Benadryl to fall asleep and imodium for occasional GI issues. They are on the list along with numerous other drugs. I need a replacement for the Benadryl . I already take melatonin but that is not enough to put me to sleep. Any thoughts? I did take Ambien for awhile but it has horrible side effects.

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  • Honestly, continue with the melatonin and work in (I know this sounds a little WooWoo) progressive relaxation training, or another meditative technique.  I had the same issue.  Though I did not use Benadryl, I was using melatonin, and was finding it increasingly difficult to fall asleep.  The PRT, and similar routines, helped.

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  • Just saw this list today and I am now worried big time !

    Two products on this list I have been taking regularily for years. The first one is very dangerous according to this study.  I have consumed thousands of these pills!

    Other than the side effect of a dry mouth, I had no idea how dangerous this product is!

    I have been taking Oxybutynin by prescription for 30 years. A pill after every meal three times daily. I have taken this product for incontinence, and without it I would not be able to live or have lived a normal life. 

    For 15 years I have been taking Ranitidine for reflux, one capsule before going to bed.

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