Medications And Cognitive Aging In Community Dwelling Older Adults

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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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4-2021

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Interprofessional Education

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Authors of the associated research poster included, in addition to authors Poirier and McKenna, Thomas Meueser, Sydney Springer, and David Mokler.

Authors who were UNE students when this research was conducted: Poirier and Springer, Pharmacy; McKenna, Social Work.

Medications And Cognitive Aging In Community Dwelling Older Adults
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