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Rev Med Suisse. 2007 Nov 7;3(132):2519-20, 2522, 2524 passim.

[Management of elderly patients with delirium or dementia in Swiss nursing homes].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Groupe de recherche en pharmacie communautaire, Université de Genève, Pharmacie de la PMU, Lausanne. jean-francois.locca@hospvd.ch

Abstract

Management of elderly patients with delirium or dementia in Swiss nursing homes Dementia and delirium are among the most frequent medical conditions in older nursing home residents. Their management require a coordinated interdisciplinary approach, including for drug prescription. Using a systematic literature review of published meta-analyses and guidelines, prescription algorithms were developed adressing the pharmacological management of cognitive symptoms of dementia and delirium in older nursing home residents in the canton of Fribourg.

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