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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Monday, January 06, 2020


Medication Issues In the Elderly
 
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Golden, Colorado – January 6, 2020

The Caring Generation® Radio Show Medication Issues in the Elderly

Golden CO- Caregiving expert, Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, January 8, on the Bold Brave Media Global Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® aired initially from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

The caregiving topic for this week's program is How to Manage Medications for Elderly Parents. Pamela shares tips and strategies for medication management for the elderly. In Pamela's role as a professional fiduciary, she was responsible for care coordination with healthcare providers. This responsibility included being knowledgeable about health conditions and related medications.

Family caregivers have a similar responsibility, although many lack healthcare experience that is beneficial to managing medications for elderly parents. Medication issues in the elderly can be significant, resulting in visits to hospital emergency rooms.  

Behaviors related to Alzheimer's and dementia, that cannot be managed, are one of the main reasons that family caregivers place loved ones in care communities or nursing homes. Some physicians are concerned about prescribing medications like Aricept, Namenda, Zyprexa, Celexa, Seroquel, and others that have "Black Box" warnings but can be beneficial under certain circumstances.

Special guest Dr. Neha Jain, a geriatric psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center, talks about medication issues in the elderly and discusses "Black Box" warnings. She is double board-certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

Family caregivers trying to juggle work, a career, and caring for elderly parents struggle with obtaining medications for depression, anxiety, and dementia.  A shortage of geriatric physicians and geriatric psychiatrists leave the elderly at risk of not receiving beneficial medications.

According to Wilson, "General physicians for the elderly are hesitant to prescribe medications because of a lack of experience. Psychiatric hospitals refuse to accept the elderly with co-diagnoses of mental health and dementia. Care communities are quick to discharge elderly residents because of behaviors. In the case of nursing homes, federal regulations dictate discontinuing behavioral medications. The area of managing medications for the elderly is a significant gap in the healthcare system and an area of frustration for caregivers trying to help elderly parents remain at home or in a care community."   

Dr. Neha Jain specializes in medications for the elderly. She completed her psychiatric residency training at West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, and a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

She was on the clinical faculty at Yale University from 2011-2014 and since 2015 has been part of the geriatric psychiatry department at the University of Connecticut Health Center.  Her interests include late-life depression, depression and cognitive impairment, telepsychiatry, and neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia.

The January 8th edition of The Caring Generation focuses on medication management and medication issues in the elderly. The program gives family caregivers the confidence to develop skills to care for elderly parents, spouses, and loved ones. Being a caregiver encompasses many areas of life. The Caring Generation regularly features information about health, well-being, family relationships, financial, and legal planning. 

Make plans to join Pamela D. Wilson, caregiving expert and the host of The Caring Generation® radio at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday night.  Replays of the weekly programs are available in podcast format with transcripts on Pamela's website and all major podcast sites.  More information is available on Pamela's website.

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Check Out Podcast Replays of The Caring Generation® Radio Program for Caregivers and Aging Adults HERE

The podcast replays are great to share with family, friends, social groups, and the workplace. Listening to the Caring Generation podcasts are a great alternative for weekly book clubs. The Podcast replays are also an educational activity used at senior 

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is a national caregiving expert, advocate and speaker.  More than 20 years of experience as a direct service provider in the roles of a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager led to programs supporting family caregivers and aging adults who want to be proactive about health, well-being, and caregiving. Wilson provides education and support for consumers and corporations interested in supporting employees who are working caregivers. To carry out her mission, Wilson partners with companies passionate about connecting with the caregiving marketing through digital and content marketing. Her mission to reach caregivers worldwide is accomplished through social media channels of Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Instagram, Caregiving TV on Roku, and The Caring Generation® radio on Internet radio. She may be reached at 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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