Polypharmacy in nursing home residents with severe cognitive impairment: results from the SHELTER Study

Francesco Landi, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder, Matteo Tosato, Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, Eva Topinkova, Daniela Fialova, Jacob Gindin, Henriëtte G. Van Der Roest

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Abstract

Pharmacological treatment of older adults with cognitive impairment represents a challenge for prescribing physicians, and polypharmacy is common in these complex patients. The aim of the current study is to assess prevalence and factors related to polypharmacy in a sample of nursing home (nursing home) residents with advanced cognitive impairment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-593
Number of pages7
JournalALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nursing Homes
  • Nursing home
  • Older adults
  • Polypharmacy

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