Presenter: Carrie Allen, PharmD, CGP
Older adults are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of psychotropic medications which are commonly used to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. This video presented by Carrie Allen, a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist covers:
- What are "psychotropic" medications?
- Why are older adults at a higher risk for side effects?
- What are the primary classes of psychotropic medications?
- Common side effects of anti-psychotics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, mood stabilizers, sedatives and stimulants.
- What is psychosis?
This is a must watch for anyone caring for an older adult who has been prescribed psychotropic medications.If you're looking for a comprehensive resource for family caregivers, check out our online Family Caregiver Guide.