65+ Polypharmacy: Effects of Taking Multiple Medications in the Older Adult and Role of the Caregiver
Many older adults take numerous medications for their cancer and other medical illnesses. The caregiver’s role is important in managing the patients daily medications and ensuring that the patient is adherent to their medication regimen. Dr. Boparai will discuss how to best manage the multiple medications and which medications should be avoided in older adults.
65+ Helping the Caregiver and Patient Understand Dementia and Cognitive Changes in the Older Adult
Changes in cognitive functioning have many causes and affect the lives of adults and their caregivers. Dr Alexander will discuss what we know about dementia and cognitive changes, how aging and illness affect one another and how the caregiver can learn to manage these changes more effectively.
No observers, please, without prior approval.