Wellness: Deprescribing Medications - Legacy Senior Living

Did you know 1 out of 4 Canadians over the age of 65 take at least 10 medications?   71% of Canadian seniors are willing to stop a medication that is no longer of benefit if their doctor says it is possible.   Join us to learn more.

Wellness Session:  Deprescribing Medications
August 28th – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Presented by special guest Jerry Gosling

What is deprescribing?  Deprescribing is a movement in the health care system that has started in Ontario and Quebec and is moving west.

The Canadian Deprescribing Network is a group of health care leaders, researchers and patient advocates working together to mobilize knowledge and promote the deprescribing of medication that may no longer be of benefit or that may be causing harm.

71% of Canadian seniors are willing to stop a medication if their doctor says it is possible.

ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR, PHARMACIST OR NURSE BEFORE CHANGING OR STOPPING ANY OF YOUR MEDICATIONS.

Deprescribing means reducing or stopping medications that may not be beneficial or may be causing harm.  The risk of harmful effects and hospitalizations increases when taking many prescription medications.

With age, some medications can become unnecessary or even harmful because of short term or long term  side effects, and drug interactions.

For Canadians over the age of 65:

2 out of 3 take at least 5 medications

1 out of 4 take at least 10 medications.

Visit the Canadian Deprescribing Network to learn more.

Pre-registration for this session is required by August 26th to 604.240.8550.  No charge to attend.  Please arrive by 2:15 to guarantee your seat.  If you are interested in enjoying a tour of Legacy’s amenities, please arrive by 2:00 pm.