Geriatric Medicine

Talk

Beyond Cognitive Enhancers: Practical Tips to Optimize Medications for Persons with Dementia in Primary Care

Friday, November 24
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Because persons with dementia are at particularly high risk of medication-related adverse events, optimizing pharmacotherapy is an important task for the primary care clinician. This workshop focuses on a practical approach to medication management in the cognitively-impaired older adult.

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Linda Lee

Director, Centre for Family Medicine Memory Clinic; Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Dr. Linda Lee is a family physician, director of the Centre for Family Medicine Memory Clinic, Schlegel Research Chair in Primary Care for Elders at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, and associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She has developed a Primary Care Memory Clinic Model and Training Program that has assisted 105 other primary care settings in Ontario to develop new memory clinics. In recognition for her leadership in helping to improve the care of seniors with memory disorders, Dr. Lee was named the 2009 Regional Family Physician of the Year by the OCFP. In 2014, she was awarded the Ontario Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging Betty Havens Award for Knowledge Translation in Aging. Dr. Lee has Care of the Elderly certification and practises family medicine in Kitchener, Ontario.

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