Jewish Family Service welcomes the community to the 2020 Phyllis Ringel Memorial Lecture on Sunday, June 7, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Dedicated to enhancing family values, this year’s presentation, "What's in Your Medicine Cabinet?" will focus on safe medication use for older adults.
Registered Pharmacist Don Bastian will discuss how the aging process impacts the body’s ability to metabolize drugs. Older adults often have multiple medical conditions or comorbidities, and they typically have more physician visits and consume the most drugs of all age categories. As more drugs are added to the medication profile, the chances increase for drug-drug interactions.
Hopefully family members, the healthcare team and/or the older adult individual can bring areas of concern to the attention of a physician to investigate, prevent or alleviate drug related issues.