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Rational Prescribing in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias


Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, PhD

Dr. Marcum has been a faculty member in the UW Department of Pharmacy since 2015. He is an investigator on federally funded research grants and is author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications. He has received an American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award. Previously, he completed a two-year fellowship in geriatric pharmacotherapy research at the University of Pittsburgh and a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center.

School of Pharmacy


Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify high-risk medications in older adults with dementia.
  • Describe strategies to reduce medication-related harm in older adults with dementia.
  • Suggest resources to colleagues, patients, and caregivers for safe medication use in older adults with dementia.

[From the Winter 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias)]

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