Health of Older People  |  Uncomplicated Dementia Pathway - Exclude or Treat




Health of Older People

Uncomplicated Dementia Pathway - Exclude or Treat

 

If unsure re: delirium or depression consider referral to MHSOP with baseline investigations

  • Polypharmacy is an important risk factor for adverse drug events and drug interactions. Older people have high rates of polypharmacy and co-morbidity, with three times more adverse drug reactions than younger adults. Certain classes of medicines are associated with reduced physical and mental function in older people. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167(8):781.  Consider a  Medication Review by Medwise (including prescribed and non-prescribed)


Medwise Ltd 
Medicines Management 
Tauranga

Phone: (07) 218 6337
Fax: (07) 579 4222
Mobile: 021 864 556
Email: pauline@medwise.co.nz or carolyn@medwise.co.nz



Last updated : Thursday, December 14, 2017
Next review date : Friday, December 14,2018


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