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Journal Article

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

Kristensen RU, Nørgaard A, Jensen-Dahm C, et al. Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 2018;63:383-394.

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.