Key clinical point: Benzodiazepines and hypnotics influenced neuronal loss in elderly brains.
Major finding: The drugs were not associated with Alzheimer’s pathology.
Study details: A postmortem substudy of 337 brains from patients in the U.K. Medical Research Council’s Cognitive Function and Ageing Study.
Disclosures: The presenting author reported no financial disclosures.
Fox C et al. AAIC 2019, Abstract 34017.