TITLE

Cholinesterase inhibitors but not memantine increase syncope in older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia

AUTHOR(S)
Ng, Bradley
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;11/15/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 5, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examined whether cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) or memantine increase risk for falls in older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Results showed that ChEIs increase risk for syncope but not falls and memantine reduced fracture risk but does not affect risk for falls. The need to balance the risk for adverse events with the potential benefits in individual patients is stressed.
ACCESSION #
69859157

 

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