Try to Limit Anticholinergic Meds in the Elderly
The ongoing focus on high-risk meds will drive more efforts to limit meds with anticholinergic effects in seniors.
Nearly one in four older dementia patients still take a med with significant anticholinergic activity...which may increase the risk of delirium, cognitive impairment, falls, hospitalization, etc.
Consider evaluating anticholinergic "burden" with our chart, Drugs With Anticholinergic Activity. Identify opportunities to stop, switch, or lower doses of anticholinergic meds in elderly patients.