The aging population in Maine is growing rapidly, and with them come unique aspects of medication mis-management and abuse. This workshop is intended for agencies and individuals who want to increase their knowledge about the seniors in their care. Opiate and Medication Misuse in Seniors will address the challenges and barriers in identifying elders who may be misusing or abusing opiates and other medications.Join Dr. Fingerman as she discusses the effects of these medications on the aging brain and body and the differences between symptoms of addiction compared to symptoms of aging and cognitive decline.
Participants who complete this 3-hour workshop will be able to:
• List 2 challenges/barriers in identifying elders with addiction
• Discuss the difference between “early onset” and “late onset” addiction
• Compare the difference between symptoms of addiction and symptoms of aging and cognitive decline
Continental Breakfast included.