MUSN Monthly Webinar – Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia


Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

THURSDAY 13 December 2018  13.00 – 14.00

Description:  There is increasing evidence that anticholinergic medication is associated with risks in older adults, especially in patients with dementia.

Current NICE guidance on Dementia recommends minimising the use of medicines associated with increased anticholinergic burden and to look for alternatives where possible. 

So far, identifying which drugs have an anticholinergic burden on cognition has been a challenge.

This webinar provides an overview of the dangers associated with anticholinergic medication use in older people and introduces a web based app to aid with medication reviews for patients.

Presented by 

Kat LeBosquet, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer’s Clinical Fellow NHS England and
Delia Bishara, Consultant Pharmacist, Mental Health of Older Adults & Dementia, South London & Maudsley NHS FT

Separate pdfs of the presentations are below

A recording of the webinar is now available here

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