22 de octubre de 2015

Evitando polimedicar al anciano, cuidamos el cerebro, se reduce el costo de la atención de la demencia.

Helping physicians do no harm

Half of all dementia patients routinely receive drugs that make their symptoms worse. The ABC Anticholinergic Cognitive Burden Scale and the ABC Possible Anticholinergics List identify medications to avoid.  Click here to get the ACB Scale!

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia (AD) affect 44 million people globally and 5.3 million Americans.  One in eight people over 65 suffer from AD.  In the US alone, the number of patients is expected to grow to 16 million by 2050.