Anticholinergic burden assessed using australian general practice electronic records
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
- Type: Poster
- By: MORRISSEY, Hana (Charles Darwin University, Pharmacy, Darwin, Australia)
- Co-author(s): Ball, Patrick (Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia)
Pilotto, Louis (Murrumbidgee Medicare Local Ltd, Wagga wagga, Australia)
Introduction: With ageing, medication usage increases, blood brain barrier permeability increases and pharmacodynamics of medications (metabolism and elimination) are altered.
Anticholinergic medications cause peripheral and central effects, which can cause variable cognitive impairment in a healthy person. Ancelin et al. found that 19% of their.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.