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)

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Last updated : Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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