Poly-pharmacy is causing dementia or confusion in a patient. Discuss.
.The definition of polypharmacy is still contestable. However, majority of researchers confirms that it basically involves the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient. Its more prevalent among the elderly who lives on their own homes and such gets less attention as far as medication and care is concerned. It is characterized by fatigue, loss of energy, abdominal pains, falls and accidents, unexplained weight gain or loss especially among the elderly to mention but a few. In this paper, I will discuss how polypharmacy can cause dementia or confusion specially among the patients who are involved in its use.