Presentation describing the following: Cognitive change due to aging is a challenge for many community dwelling older adults. It is well documented that many factors can contribute to the progressive decline of cognition in adults over 65 years of age, including the use or combination of certain medications or medication classes. Medications have the ability to pose a multifactorial impact on cognition from the use of potentially inappropriate medications and polypharmacy to adverse events. We evaluated 40 older adults with subjective cognitive complaints and identified associations between test performance and medication intake. This study demonstrates the potential impact of health and environmental factors on cognitive decline.
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Poirier, Emily and McKenna, Carly, "Medications And Cognitive Aging In Community Dwelling Older Adults" (2021). CECE Spring Poster Session 2021. 2.