Look for Opportunities to Limit Anticholinergic Meds in Older Adults

Seniors will ask you whether anticholinergic medications increase the risk of dementia...due to recent media headlines.

For years, anticholinergics have been on the Beers Criteria of potentially inappropriate meds in the elderly...partly because these meds can cause short-term confusion and memory loss.

Now there's mounting evidence of a link between anticholinergics and increased dementia risk in seniors. And the risk seems to go up the longer the meds are used.

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