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Anticholinergic Burden in the Elderly

We are pleased to announce the release of our Anticholinergic Burden in the Elderly module which has been be added to all of our eLearning suites.

As an ever-increasing number of drugs prescribed to the elderly have anticholinergic properties, there is no better time to review the subject than now.

Anticholinergics are used to block nerve impulses responsible for involuntary muscle movements and can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (such as abnormal involuntary muscle movement).

Although there can be risks and adverse effects associated with these anticholinergics, when reviewed and prescribed correctly, the associated properties can effectively treat a range of conditions.

Our Anticholinergic Burden in the Elderly module covers the following topics:

  • What Anticholinergic Burden is.
  • Adverse effects/risks associated with Anticholinergic drugs.
  • Anticholinergic Burden scores.
  • Anticholinergic Burden medication review tools.
  • Evidence associated with anticholinergic drug risks.
  • Impact of Frailty and Dementia.
  • Recommendations for prescribing and reviewing anticholinergic drugs.

For further information, email us at or call 01773 822549.

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