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Session 56 | A Prescription for Deprescribing: Utilizing a Shared Decision Strategy to Reach Optimal Behavioral Management Without Psychotropics

Session Summary

The dilemma of polypharmacy and its implications will persist and likely grow with aging populations. It is important to consider using novel targeted interventions to address this common problem affecting most communities. This session will discuss strategies for psychotropic titration, deprescribing, and treatment optimization, implementing the Woodard five-step deprescribing framework. Participants will discover actionable non-pharmacological interventions to address the most common behavioral issues affecting residents. Participants will become familiar with a shared decision-making approach to implement systematic strategies for deprescribing and managing behavioral manifestations using non-pharmacological interventions.