Clinical Care Resources - Medications & Polypharmacy

This Beers Criteria document provides a table on categories of drugs to avoid in older adults with rationale, quality of evidence, strength of recommendations and links to reference data. 14 Pages.

This chapter of the Introduction to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD): A Handbook for Family Physicians outlines the general approaches to the use of psychotropic medications in the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia.   22 pages.

The presentation takes 15 minutes. It is an audio presentation directed to nurses and health care providers in the community on the topic of geriatric medication management. 

This clinical practice guideline is intended to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper and stop benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs). This guideline applies to patients who are using BZRAs to treat primary insomnia or comorbid insomnia where the potential comorbidities are effectively managed. 13 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This information sheet describes the risk of dependency on benzodiazepines, associated withdrawal symptoms, and effective interventions to manage withdrawal symptoms in seniors.