People with dementia often experience comorbid conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or pain. These comorbidities may lead to worsening cognition,unplanned hospital admissions and reduced quality of life . Management of co-morbidities may reduce these adverse outcomes but may also precipitate them. Dementia is also associated with a high prevalence of geriatric syndromes – including delirium, incontinence, frailty, sleep disorders, oral disease, malnutrition and falls. In many cases these syndromes may be medication-related. Further research is needed to better understand and optimise medication management in people with dementia. This special theme issue of Current Clinical Pharmacology focuses on different aspects of medication management in people with dementia or cognitive impairment.
Bell, J. S., Kurrle, S., & Hilmer, S. N. (2015). Medication management for people with dementia or cognitive impairment. Current Clinical Pharmacology, 10(3), 166-167. https://doi.org/10.2174/157488471003150820145032