Medications as We Age: How to Make the Most of Them and Prevent Harmful Effects

Speaker Series

Mary Valtellini ~ 1st Vice President

Medications as We Age:

How to Make the Most of Them and Prevent Harmful Effects

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
ZOOM session in conjunction with Have-a-Java
 

Presenter:

Camille Gagnon, PharmD
 
Camille Gagnon is the Assistant Director of the Canadian Deprescribing Network.
She is a Clinical Pharmacist and has experience in primary care, program management, community pharmacy and teaching to pharmacy students and technicians.
She is a passionate medication safety advocate and cherishes every opportunity to share her knowledge and passion with others.
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Description

Medications can help us in many different ways. However, our bodies become more sensitive to medication effects as we age. Some medications may even carry more risk than benefit, causing falls, memory problems, or hospitalizations. The more medications we take, the greater the risk. This is of particular concern as 1 in 4 Canadians over age 65 who live in the community take at least 10 medications.
 
Are all of your medications still helping you? When was the last time you sat down with your health provider to review your medications? On April 21st, join us to learn about risky medications and ways to help you prevent medication harms. This will help you ensure the medications you are taking are still right for you.
 

Slides

Dr. Gagnon shared her slide deck with us.
CLICK HERE to view her slides.
 

Additional Resources

Canadian Deprescribing Network: https://www.deprescribingnetwork.ca/
 
Undefined
Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:45