Medication and balance

At 12:30pm on Wednesday November 18th, Andrea Iaboni, a Geriatric Psychiatrist, will discuss the link between medication and balance.

Please find below some additional resources suggested by Dr. Andrea Iaboni:

Non-drug approaches to insomnia:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/in-depth/insomnia-treatment/art-20046677?pg=1

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/good-nights-sleep

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/1936303388

Information about risks of sleeping pills and how they can be stopped:

http://www.criugm.qc.ca/fichier/pdf/BENZOeng.pdf

Drugs to avoid in older adults:
  • Anticholinergic drugs

http://www.agingbraincare.org/uploads/products/ACB_scale_-_legal_size.pdf

  • Beer’s criteria

http://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/american-geriatrics-society-updated-beers-criteria-for-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-older-adults/CL001

  • Choosing wisely

http://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=25

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