|'Anticholinergic' drugs interfere with the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and can interfere with memory. A long list of antidepressants, antihistamines, even antacids have milder anticholinergic properties, and could be responsible for mild cognitive impairment. If any of the drugs or herbs on this list are important to you for one reason or another, you may have to experiment on yourself by discontinuing and re-continuing the drug in order to decide whether it is causing cognitive loss for you in particular.
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