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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. Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication in People with Dementia: A Nationwide Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018;63(1):383-394. doi:10.3233/JAD-170905

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June 13, 2018
Kristensen RU, Nørgaard A, Jensen-Dahm C, et al. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018;63(1):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.

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Kristensen RU, Nørgaard A, Jensen-Dahm C, Gasse C, Wimberley T, Waldemar G. Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medication in People with Dementia: A Nationwide Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018;63(1):383-394. doi:10.3233/JAD-170905