When:
Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 2:00p -
3:30p

Where:
Online
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA 02116

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Sports & Active Life, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/61899c6e0e43b43600f98464

As we age, we tend to accumulate prescription and over-the-counter medications. Have you ever wondered, “too many?”, “too much?”, “wrong mix?”, “better options”? The answers to these questions change along with our metabolism, other chronic conditions we may develop and the mix of drugs we take.

In an online conversation, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Doctors Christine Ritchie and Esteban Franco-Garcia will walk us through the ever-changing, age-related landscape of risks and benefits from multiple medications, including drugs elders should avoid taking if possible. Next time you see your doctor, you will be ready for an informed discussion of what meds make the most sense for you.

This program is presented in partnership with Beacon Hill Village (BHV) as part of our Living Well Ending Well (LWEW) series. Registration required by visiting this link (https://bit.ly/BHVBPLmedications) or by calling BHV at 617-723-9713.

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH is the Director of the Center of Aging and Serious Illness Research at MGH's Mongan Institute where she leads a team of researchers focused on improving the well-being of older adults and enhancing the lived experience of those with advanced illnesses. Dr. Ritchie is a board-certified geriatrician and palliative care physician.

Esteban Franco-Garcia, MD specializes in geriatric medicine and internal medicine at Senior Health, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Franco-Garcia directs the MGH Orthogeriatrics Program and is the Program Director for the MGH Geriatric Fellowship Program.

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14/12/2021 14:00:00 14/12/2021 15:30:00 15 Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH and Esteban Franco-Garcia, MD — When Good Things Maybe Aren’t Anymore: Medication, Polypharmacy, and Aging As we age, we tend to accumulate prescription and over-the-counter medications. Have you ever wondered, “too many?”, “too much?”, “wrong mix?”, “better options”? The answers to these questions chan... Online, Boston, MA 02116 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit