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Rational Medication Use in Dementia

Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington School of Medicine

Geriatric Psychiatrist

Northwest Hospital

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe goals of medication use in dementia.
  • Recognize the challenges in stopping medications in individuals with dementia.
  • Participate in team-based approaches to rationale prescribing in cognitive impairment.

[From the Winter 2023 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]