Drugs and the Elderly: Practical Considerations
Elderly account for 1/3 of prescription drug use, while only 13% of the population; Ambulatory elderly fill between 9-13 prescriptions a year (new and refills)

http://www.ucop.edu/agrp/docs/sf_drugs.ppt

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Drug use in the elderly
Assessing Older Adults . Assessment Domain . Screening Methods . Further Assessment (if screen is positive) See: Medical . Medical illnesses . Hx, screening physical

http://www.agingthai.org/files/users/3451/page/20090908_64852.ppt

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE ELDERLY
Prescription drug use in the elderly is much greater ; Multiple doctors and often no “captain of the ship” Older people take a lot of psychoactive drugs

http://www.captasa.org/2009%2520Slides/SUBSTANCE%2520ABUSE%2520AND%2520THE%2520ELDERLY-%2520Patrick%2520Murphy%252C%2520MD.ppt

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Medication Management in the Elderly- An Introduction
Drug Therapy in the Elder Patient . Statistics: Drug use in the elderly is disproportionately high; Patient over 65 constitute 12% of the population and consume

http://www.nygec.org/uploaded_documents/Medication%2520Use%2520in%2520Older%2520Adults%2520by%2520Rose%2520Knapp,%2520MSN,%2520RN,%2520APRN-BC,%2520ANP.ppt

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Inappropriate Drug Use in the Elderly-Revised Beer’s
Inappropriate Drug Use in the Elderly-Revised Beer’s Criteria for 2011-Patient Safety Initiative . James W. Cooper, RPh, PhD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP, FASHP, Emeritus

http://www.cooperconsultantpress.com/documents/Inappropriate-Drugs11.ppt

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse in the Elderly
Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse in the Elderly . Thomas L. Patterson, Ph.D. Support for this work: NIMH Center Grants P30 MH49693 and MH45131, and by the

http://archives.drugabuse.gov/meetings/bbsr/bbpowerpoint/patterson.ppt

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Ambulatory Drug Quality Issues Affecting the Elderly
Evidence Report: Health Literacy and Health Care Use and Outcomes . Major Finding: Adults with lower-than-average reading skills are less likely to get

http://www.ahqa.org/pub/uploads/clancy_presentation.ppt

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Polypharmacy in the Elderly
The elderly use more drugs because illness is more common in older persons. Attempt to prescribe a drug that will treat more than one existing problem

http://coa.kumc.edu/GEC/password/PowerPointPresentations/Polyphar.ppt

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Substance Abuse in the Elderly ? An Overview
Substance Abuse in the Elderly ? An Overview . Timothy P. Condon, Ph.D. Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse . National Institutes of Health

http://archives.drugabuse.gov/meetings/bbsr/bbpowerpoint/condon.ppt

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Let’s Play
Term for multiple drug use in elderly people associated with increased risk for adverse drug reactions . Pharmacology – $200

http://www.ucop.edu/agrp/docs/gerjeo.ppt

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