too many anticholinergics in an elderly patient

Most current electronic systems don't alert you about too many anticholinergics in an elderly patient...but they should.

Even a single anticholinergic med can increase the risk of cognitive impairment by up to 50%...even more in patients who've had a stroke or have a family history of dementia.

Anticholinergics are also linked to higher hospitalization rates.

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