Commonly prescribed drugs on cognition and mild cognitive impairment in healthy elderly people

Jerry Nisonger

Vol 3, No.9

Cognitive decline and dementia are a condition that faces all of us. As one wise man stated, “We are all born old age positive, some manifest the disease earlier”.  But most would like to delay the “manifestation” as long as possible. Many products are on the market to make us feel, look, and behave younger.

Are there entities that hasten the onset of “cognitive decline”?

A recent study:
“Medication intake was recorded during two years in 1087 individuals 70-85 years old, without neurological or psychiatric conditions. The influence of every drug, drug family and therapeutic group on six cognitive scores and on the conversion to mild cognitive impairment over two years was ascertained by cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses controlling for demographic and clinical variables.”
…and the results:

Some drugs such as vitamin D, chondroitin,  (a chemical that is normally found in cartilage around joints in the body), atorvastatin, (used to treat high cholesterol), and certain antihypertensive drugs, had a mildly beneficial effect, while negative effects of antidepressants and benzodiazepines, (such as Librium and Xanax, commonly prescribed for treating anxiety) were noted. These, the authors suggested, “should be further explored in studies with longer follow-up.”

 Effects of commonly prescribed drugs on cognition and mild cognitive impairment in healthy elderly people. J Psychopharmacol. 2019 Jun 26:269881119857206. doi: 10.1177/0269881119857206

Inspired advice:
Workers—gospel medical missionaries—are needed now. You cannot afford to spend years in preparation. Soon doors now open to the truth will be forever closed. Carry the message now. Do not wait, allowing the enemy to take possession of the fields now open before you. Let little companies go forth to do the work to which Christ appointed His disciples. Let them labor as evangelists, scattering our publications, and talking of the truth to those they meet. Let them pray for the sick, ministering to their necessities, not with drugs, but with nature's remedies, and teaching them how to regain health and avoid disease. —Testimonies for the 
Church 9:171, 172.