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Drugs with anticholinergic properties and cognitive performance in the elderly: ...

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Objectives To measure the association between the use of drugs with anticholinergic properties and cognitive performance in an elderly population, the PAQUID cohort. Methods The sample studie READ MORE

Use of drugs with anticholinegic effects and cognitive impairment in community-l...

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Many drugs with anticholinergic effects are often prescribed for the elderly for various therapeutic reasons such as Parkinson's disease, urge incontinence and mood disturbances. Various reports estim READ MORE

Prevent drug-drug interactions with cholinesterase inhibitors

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Mr. B, age 78, has a long history of well-controlled bipolar disorder and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia 6 months ago. He is living at home and has been taking donepezil, 10 mg/d, and lamotri READ MORE

Anticholinergic cognitive burden scale

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This scale was developed Dr. Malaz Boustani, a researcher at the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, and her colleagues. A drug was given a score of 1 if it READ MORE

136 Drugs That Can Cause Cognitive Impairment

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Drug-induced dementia and delirium are commonly misattributed to underlying medical illness or merely to "old age." But patients (and even their doctors!) might not know that by stopping or modifying READ MORE
Some medicines -- both prescription and over-the-counter -- can cause delirium or dementia symptoms in otherwise healthy older people, and can seriously worsen symptoms in patients with Alzheimer's. Other medicines can cause too much drowsiness, increasing the risk of falls.
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