WISE & WELL
Better Health with Deprescribing
Let’s be certain the medications we are taking are not causing us harm or side effects that we think are new problems.
Dr. Donna Bartlett, PharmD, BCGP
MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better, Healthier You
MedStrong: Shed Your Meds for a Better Healthier You tells of the need to keep medications in check throughout the aging process. Why is this necessary? Overmedication increases side effects that can impact one’s well-being and quality of life, and can cause unintended consequences such as falls, hospitalizations, and traffic accidents. Many individuals remain on medications far longer than necessary, and having medications added when deprescribing a medication may be a better treatment option.
the vision, mission, & goal
Deprescribe to Optimize
MISSION: To make deprescribing a common practice and discussion throughout healthcare.
GOAL: Empower patients, healthcare providers, healthcare agents, and the healthcare system to take an active role to Deprescribing and Optimize medications.
Share Your Story
Whether you are a health care provider, caregiver, patient, or friend; this space is for all to share. It helps to share stories so that we can all learn from each other. You may know someone who has been on blood pressure medication for years and started to have lower blood pressure and began feeling lightheaded. How did the story go from there? Perhaps you know someone who has fallen a number of times and a medication was identified as a possible risk to falls.
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