American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting
American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting
April 12, 2019
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VIDEO: Reduce prescribing in patients with dementia

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PHILADELPHIA – Clinicians should consider nonpharmacological options when managing geriatric patients with advanced dementia, according to a presenter at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting.

“Always think about deprescribing and the indications for that when the time comes for medication management,” Audrey Chun, MD, a geriatrician with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Healio Primary Care Today.

For patients with issues eating, Chun recommended hand-feeding “and a lot of patience” over enteral feeding.

Disclosure: Chun reports no relevant financial disclosures.