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Individuals with dementia usually have multiple chronic illnesses, most of whom are medicated with five or more medications. However, as dementia progresses and the goal of care moves from prolonging life to optimizing quality of life, the risk of taking certain medications may outweigh its benefit. Therefore, it is necessary to reassess the medication over time.The objective of this work was to explore the barriers to optimising prescribing and deprescribing (withdrawing) of medications anddoi:10.1017/s1041610220002203 fatcat:lrm56clxijftddtkjrexmyhn4y