Today we’re finding out Where in the Country is Carson and we’ll also be looking at what drugs cause Dementia.


Just a couple of weeks ago we did a show about my sisters seemingly out of nowhere sudden onset dementia. From that experience, there are so many things that I learned along the way. One important thing that I learned through all of this that I really want to bring home is that dementia can be caused by drugs.

My sister had been on Prednisone for years, and my family and I are pretty sure that was the major culprit for her. But even an older person being put under anesthesia for too long can cause a dementia-like situation which often reverses, but sometimes can last for months.

The reason I find it so important to create a discussion around this topic is because we need to be careful and aware of any long-term medications that we’re on. When prescribed a drug, ask your doctor if there have been any studies done and if that particular medication has any long-term problems, particularly dementia.

Anything that affects your brain long-term can cause your brain to dysfunction, and that’s a very scary thing. So please, ask questions, do your research, and be sure that you have an understanding about what you’re taking because your current and future health are worth it.

Carson Caldwell will also be joining me today to update us on his cross country journey to raise awareness and funds towards providing humanitarian aid to people in Yemen. Find out “Where in the Country is Carson?!”


We Discuss:

  • Medication-induced dementia and how different drugs can have very surprising side effects
  • How patient advocates help patients make informed decisions about their health care
  • A new study that suggests that anticholinergic drugs can cause an early onset dementia
  • The importance of being aware of any longterm medications and the effects they could have
  • What motivated Carson to take a journey across the United States on his bicycle
  • Where Carson is currently, how his trip is going so far, and what he’s seeing along the way
  • How others can step up and help the people of Yemen that are in need of humanitarian aid
  • The LifeWave X39 Patch and how it’s helping Carson maintain his stamina and recover quickly
  • Magical Mystery of My Tragical History – A process to use for dealing with the pain of grief


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