Drug-induced cognition disorders in the elderly: incidence, prevention and management.

@article{Gray1999DruginducedCD,
  title={Drug-induced cognition disorders in the elderly: incidence, prevention and management.},
  author={Shelly L. Gray and Ka-man V Lai and Eric B. Larson},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          101-22
        }
}
The aetiology of cognitive impairment is multifactorial; however, drugs are an important cause of delirium and dementia. Several factors may increase the risk of drug-induced cognition disorders in the elderly including imbalances in neurotransmitters (e.g. acetylcholine), age-related alterations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and high levels of medication use. Nearly any drug can cause cognitive impairment in susceptible individuals; however, certain classes are more commonly… CONTINUE READING
44 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…