In this case-based session, the faculty will review differences in prescribing for older adults and age-associated changes in metabolism. Real-world examples will demonstrate common adverse drug effects, a systematic approach to deprescribing, and tools such as the updated 2019 AGS Beers criteria. You will walk away from this talk with tips to enhance safe medication use in your practice.

In this case-based session, the faculty will review differences in prescribing for older adults and age-associated changes in metabolism. Real-world examples will demonstrate common adverse drug effects, a systematic approach to deprescribing, and tools such as the updated 2019 AGS Beers criteria. You will walk away from this talk with tips to enhance safe medication use in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize polypharmacy and common problems with medication use in older adults
  • List age-associated changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
  • Describe common adverse drug effects and drug-disease interactions in older adults
  • Outline a systematic approach to deprescribing
  • Identify methods to help older adults improve their medication management skills