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Harmful Side Effects Of Opioid Painkillers Are Tripled In Dementia Patients

NEWS

Two new studies highlight a significant increase in harmful side effects related to the use of commonly prescribed opioid painkillers in people with dementia.

COMMENT

Drugs are clearly not the answer to preventing or treating dementia. In fact, some drugs, such as those prescribed for depression, are even linked to the development of the condition. Fortunately, therefore, there is growing evidence that natural approaches are effective against it.

Earlier this year, British media reported on the case of an 82-year-old woman who recovered from dementia using natural dietary approaches. Similarly, demonstrating the preventive potential of nutritional therapies against these types of conditions, a study published in 2015 found that for patients with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a combination of B vitamins was able to prevent brain shrinkage, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

To access easy-to-read summaries of scientific studies showing that vitamins and other micronutrients are effective against dementia conditions such as Alzheimer’s, visit the Independent Library of Nutrition and Natural Health website.

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