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Characteristics of patients misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and their medication use: an analysis of the NACC-UDS database.
Gaugler JE, Ascher-Svanum H, Roth DL, Fafowora T, Siderowf A, Beach TG. BMC Geriatr. 2013;13:137.
Using autopsy results, this study found that patients misdiagnosed with Alzheimer disease were more likely to be older, live alone, and have cardiovascular conditions, compared to accurately diagnosed individuals. Many misdiagnosed patients were taking inappropriate medications, which can have significant clinical and financial ramifications.