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Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication in people with dementia: a nationwide study.

Kristensen RU; Nørgaard A; Jensen-Dahm C; Gasse C; Wimberley T; Waldemar G.

Prior research has shown that polypharmacy in elderly patients with dementia is associated with a greater risk of functional decline. This cross-sectional study of Danish patients age 65 and older found that polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication use were common in this population and were more frequent among patients with dementia.