Dementia associates with undermedication of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly: a population-based study.

@article{Lopponen2006DementiaAW,
  title={Dementia associates with undermedication of cardiovascular diseases in the elderly: a population-based study.},
  author={Minna Lopponen and Ismo Raiha and Raimo E Isoaho and Tero Vahlberg and Hannu Puolijoki and Sirkka-Liisa Kivela},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={132-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare medication use in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease with and without dementia. SUBJECTS All inhabitants aged 75 and older in Lieto, Finland (n = 462, participation rate 82%). MEASUREMENTS Direct standardised assessments of dementia and cardiovascular diseases. Quantification of drug use by self-report and by prescription and drug container checks. RESULTS In multivariate analyses, the odds ratio for demented cardiovascular patients receiving any… CONTINUE READING

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