Anti-anxiety drugs like Valium, Xanax could raise risk for.
Sep 09, 2014 Health Brain stimulation helps ward off dementia in seniors. A new study found that senior citizens with higher education and intellectual activity have. Research reveals that using benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Ativan, and Valium, for a long period may increase your risk of dementia. I have been taking Xanax for 40 years. I am seventy. Before that I took Valium for 10 years. Am I in danger of developing dementia?
Benzodiazepines Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia in Elderly
A new study has found that people who begin taking anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax, Ativan or Valium after the age of 65 have a 50 percent greater chance THE QUESTION Benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan, widely prescribed to relieve anxiety and alleviate insomnia, are known to affect memory and cognition.