Pharmacotherapy in dementia
Prescribing in dementia can be in relation to cognition, depression, psychosis or behavioural disturbance.
Dementia is an umbrella term that includes a number of neurodegenerative conditions characterised by apparently progressive and irreversible cognitive deterioration.
The most common causes are Alzheimer's disease and small vessel disease, followed by Lewy body disease and frontotemporal degeneration.
As the ageing of the population continues, and the prevalence of vascular risk factors in middle-aged and older people continues to rise, it is not surprising that