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Dementia and… anticholinergics with Ross Overshott

These videos were prepared by F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd in collaboration with Neurology Academy. They were funded by F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.

Dr Ross Overshott, consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at Salford Royal Hospital, shares two videos on the use of anticholinergic medication in relation to dementia. Anticholinergic medications are prescribed to treat a variety of medical conditions and one of their adverse effects is cognitive impairment. This can be exacerbated when using multiple or strong anticholinergics - often referred to as a patient’s anticholinergic burden.

Ross therefore firstly examines the role of anticholinergic burden in Alzheimer's and dementia, before going on to discuss some practical ways to review the use of these medications in patients in the second video.