Adherence to prescribed medication regimens is critical to optimize both cognitive and physical health among older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and other comorbid conditions, but is especially difficult in the context of multidrug regimens. Little is known about how older adults with ADRD self-manage their medications, how these responsibilities transition to caregivers as the disease progresses, how capable caregivers are to fulfill these responsibilities, and how ambulatory care practices support patients and caregivers to ensure safe medication use and adherence. This study will examine medication self-management behaviors among older adults with ADRD and multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers to inform patient-centered interventions.
|Effective start/end date||1/15/21 → 12/31/25|
- National Institute on Aging (1K01AG070107-01)