Status: This project is complete
Adverse drug events and medication non-adherence in elderly persons is known to be high; however, what is not known is the frequency of medication mismanagement in elderly persons who are cognitively impaired, and feasible tools that could be used by a primary care practitioner to assess for adherence to prescribed medications in this at-risk population.
This applied health research questions will address the following questions through a systematic review:
- What is the rate of medication non-adherence in ambulatory, home-dwelling persons with dementia?
- What practical tools can be used to assess medication non-adherence in ambulatory, home-dwelling persons with dementia?
Submitter: Gale Carey, Chief Executive Officer
Alzheimer Society Ontario
Project lead: Dr. Linda Lee, Centre for Family Medicine, McMaster University
- Patel T, Slonim K, Lee L. Use of potentially inappropriate medications among ambulatory home-dwelling elderly patients with dementia: A review of the literature. Can Pharm J, 2017;150(3):169–83.
For more information, please contact Susan Dimitry, AHRQ administrator.