Inappropriate Medication Use Persists in Older Adults with Dementia

Medications that could have a negative effect on cognition are often used by older adults with dementia, based on data from approximately 13 million individuals presented at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting. Classes of medications including anticholinergics, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and non-benzodiazepine sedatives (Z drugs) have been identified as potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in patients with dementia, according to the American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.

Link: Medscape (05/2024) *Free Access with Account