Regional Clinical Director Deer Oaks Behavioral Health
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Senior Adults experiencing Dependence and Addiction to prescribed medications are a growing national problem and can harm not only the Senior Adult, but effects Family Members, Friends, and Caregivers. This presentation provides helpful peer review literature about this national epidemic while connecting Gradual Dosage Reduction (GDR) as a potential Resiliency for reducing Senior Adult abuse of prescribed medications. The presentation provides strategies for helping GDR chances for success for positive health and outcomes for the senior adult experiencing Dependence and potential Addiction to prescribed medication(s).
Upon completion, participants will be able to obtain applicable information for identifying a Senior Adult with Dependence and Addiction to prescribed medication(s).
Upon completion, participants will be able to overcome potential GDR challenges when a Senior Adult is experiences harmful medication dependence or addiction.
Upon completion, participants will be able to apply helpful strategies for supporting Senior Adults during gradual dosage reduction that includes team approach to patient care and identifying risks and resiliencies.