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Frankly Speaking CME 254


Older Adults and Loneliness—Avoid High-Risk Medications - Frankly Speaking EP 254Guest: Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BC
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Older adults who suffer from loneliness may be at risk of overusing medications prescribed for pain, insomnia, depression, or anxiety. Replacing these medications with social interventions may improve outcomes and help patients avoid adverse consequences. Join us as we discuss the importance of reviewing medications and assessing for loneliness in older adults to prevent adverse events and outcomes.  

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Release Date: 12/13/2021

Expiration Date: 12/13/2022


Learning Objectives

  • Review high-risk medications that may influence older adults who are lonely
  • Describe treatment options (pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic) for treating depression and anxiety in older adults 




Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Jill M. Terrien, PhD, ANP-BC

Associate Professor, Director NP Programs

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Older Adults and Loneliness—Avoid High-Risk Medications - Frankly Speaking EP 254