Polypharmacy Among Older Adults with Dementia Compared With Those Without Dementia in the United States

In older persons with dementia (PWD), extensive medication use is often unnecessary, discordant with goals of care, and possibly harmful. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and medication constituents of polypharmacy among older PWD attending outpatient visits in the United States.

Findings were published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Links: Medscape (10/2021) (article is available open access on Medscape with free registration)