Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:30am–4:30pm
What changes in processing and responding to medications occur with aging? What commonly prescribed medications cause mental and behavioral changes as side effects in the geriatric population? What alternative treatments are available? These questions will be discussed in relation to polypharmacy concerns, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, delirium, and dementia. What medication choices are offered in current treatment guidelines for C. difficile, Hypertension, Diabetes and COPD and what limitations are there in implementing them in a geriatric patient? These questions will be reviewed and discussed.
Presenter(s): Andrea Bishop, PharmD, St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program, Olympia, WA
Contact Hours: 6.25