Older adults shoulder a disproportionate burden of chronic diseases and consumption of prescription drugs. Nevertheless, older adults, especially those aged over 75 years, are chronically under-represented in clinical trials. In this two part series, Dr Kiri Granger explores the risks of under-presentation and outlines guidance for including older adults in clinical trials.
Read on for session two: key design considerations when including elderly patients in clinical trials, with a focus on cognitive assessment.
Older adults are consistently under-represented in clinical trials, even though they take more prescription medications than any other group. In this two part series, Dr Kiri Granger will explore this under-presentation and outline practical considerations for including older adults in clinical trials.
Read on for session one: the importance of addressing the evidence-practice gap.
Published in Drug Discovery Today, our keynote review outlines the rationale, study design, and methods for cognitive safety assessment during clinical drug development.