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More than half of nursing home residents with dementia take unnecessary medications

KEY POINT

More than half of nursing home residents with advanced dementia receive medications of questionable benefit with costly consequences, according to results of a recent study. 

SOURCES

Tija J et al. Use of medications of questionable benefit in advanced dementia. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;[Epub ahead of print].

Sachs GA. Improving prescribing practices late in life: a task for all clinicians, not just nursing home physicians. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;[Epub ahead of print].