Building access to the Regenstrief Institute is currently restricted. More on our coronavirus precautions.
See our coronavirus precautions.

Regenstrief research scientist Noll Campbell, PharmD, M.S., spoke about a common class of drugs and how it affects the brain on an Indianapolis radio show.

Dr. Campbell was a guest on Caregiver Crossing, which airs every Saturday on 93.1 WIBC. Dr. Campbell addressed the topic of anticholinergics and their potential link to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Anticholinergics are a common class of drug that includes some allergy medications, sleeping pills and many more common medicines.

Dr. Campbell recently received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to conduct the first clinical trial designed to determine if stopping these medications results in sustained improvements in cognition.

Listen to his discussion with the Caregiver Crossing hosts and his advice for people who are taking these medications.

Segment 1

 

Segment 2

Click here for more information on Caregiver Crossing.

Related News

Jun 17, 2021 • News
Regenstrief VP Aaron Carroll named IU’s inaugural chief health officer
Photo by Marina Waters Article adapted from News at IU Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, PhD, announced that he has appointed  Regenstrief Institute Vice President for Faculty Development Aaron Carroll, M.D., as the university's inaugural chief health officer.  In addition to his role at Regenstrief, Dr. Carroll is a distinguished professor of pediatrics and associate dean…
Continue Reading >
Jun 15, 2021 • News
EHRs not meeting the challenges of primary care according to new study
Human factors approach to EHR design can improve patient care   Much needs to be accomplished during the short time a primary care physician sees a patient. A new study from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Regenstrief Institute and IUPUI researchers reports that electronic health records (EHRs) are not rising to the challenges faced by primary care physicians because EHRs…
Continue Reading >