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Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA

Veteran’s Administration

School of Medicine
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify the risks of polypharmacy
  • Explain how to stop medications systematically
  • Interact with patients and families about stopping medications

[From the Winter 2019 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias); NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]