Caregiver Support Series

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.

Audience

No observers, please, without prior approval.

Date & Time(s)

Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
Room RRL-101
New York, NY 10065

Sponsor(s)

Resources for Life After Cancer.

Registration Details

You must register to attend this program. To register and for more information, please call 646-888-8106 or email RLAC@mskcc.org.

Speaker(s)

Manpreet K. Boparai, PharmD, BCACP, CGP
Clinical Specialist
Pharmacy Department

Koshy Alexander, MD
Department of Medicine, Geriatric Service