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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias are public health priorities in the European Union due to their prevalence, cost and profound impact on society. Because of these pressing implications, the European Union decided to create a Joint Action to share knowledge about dementia and health policy in order to preserve the(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the level of psychotropic chronic exposure in all patients living with dementia. The aim of the study was to quantify chronic psychotropic exposure in older adults with dementia compared with the general population of the same age. METHODS This prospective cohort study was conducted in France between 2009 and 2011. Aged at(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Preventing behavioural crises appears to be crucial to promote quality of life of the patient-caregiver dyad, to reduce inappropriate hospitalizations and to delay institutionalization. The Alzheimer Cooperative Valuation in Europe promotes mobile care to prevent patients from severe behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.(More)
Background: Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias are public health priorities in the European Union due to their prevalence, cost and profound impact on society. Because of these pressing implications, the European Union decided to create a Joint Action to share knowledge about dementia and health policy in order to preserve the health, quality(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly people are at risk of repeated hospitalizations, some of which may be drug related and preventable. In 2011, a group of French healthcare experts selected 5 iatrogenic alerts (IAs), based on criteria identified in a literature search and from their professional experience, to assess the appropriateness of medication in elderly patients.(More)
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