Background The association between long-term benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia remains controversial. Therefore, current study.
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Received: September 16, 2014; Accepted: April 21, 2015; Published: May 27, 2015.
We included nested case-control or prospective cohort studies that provided risk estimates on the association of benzodiazepine use with risk of dementia, and a clear definition of status of benzodiazepine use. We searched PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library through August 17, 2014.
Contrary to previous research, a new study suggests that benzodiazepines do not to raise the risk for dementia. However, experts caution that.
During a mean of 7.3 years of follow-up, 23.2% of participants developed incident dementia; 79.9% of those cases were associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD).
A TSDD of 1 to 30 represented minimal use for up to 1 month; a TSDD of 31 to 120 represented moderate use of 1 to 4 months; a TSDD of at least 121 represented the highest and longest level of exposure.
The authors also note that the CASI is relatively insensitive in the detection of cognitive decline in people with high cognitive functioning.
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“While more research is needed to understand why benzodiazepines may be associated with an increased risk of dementia, the study does highlight the importance of careful drug prescription.”
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“Therefore, physicians should carefully assess the expected benefits of the use of benzodiazepines in the light of these adverse effects and, whenever possible, limit prescription to a few weeks as recommended by the good practice guidelines.
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In France 30% of people over the age of 65 take benzodiazepines.
Till sometime earlier, the use of Benzodiazepines and dementia risk were strongly associated. Is Dementia Linked With the Use of Benzodiazepines__. However.
The benefits of using it are higher than the risks. As a result, it clearly outweighs the risk of dementia. Also, there are risks of stopping the medications and resultant complications. All things considered, you should not discontinue it without first consulting your doctor.
In fact, they have been discussing this for a long time in the scientific community. And the results are somewhat contradictory to each other. The association between the use of Benzodiazepines and dementia is quite interesting.
That way, it will also.
Taking benzodiazepines (widely used drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia) is not associated with an increased dementia risk in older adults.
During follow-up, 797 participants (23%) developed dementia, of whom 637 (80%) developed Alzheimer's disease.
Benzodiazepine use was assessed using computerised pharmacy data over a 10 year period. Cognitive screening was carried out when participants entered the study and again every two years.
The team found no association between the highest level of benzodiazepine use (the median level of use in this group was equivalent to about one year of daily use) and dementia or cognitive decline.
These results do not support a direct (causal) association between benzodiazepine use and dementia, say the researchers.