Harvard Women's Health Watch

Ask the doctor: Is there a connection between sedatives and Alzheimer's?

Benzodiazepine use longer than three months linked to increased dementia risk. Cognitive side effects make them unsuitable for seniors.
To continue reading this article, you must login.
  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »