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Medicine Cabinet Mayhem
Ask the Expert: Medicine Cabinet Mayhem

As we age, medicines can affect us differently. For older Americans, adverse drug reactions are a leading cause of hospitalizations and negative outcomes. Join us to learn about medications and their effects on cognition with psychiatrist, Dr. Miguel Rivera. We’ll explore how prescription and over-the-counter medications can contribute to cognitive impairment. We’ll also hear from dementia specialist and educator, Louise Gallagher, to learn about the common signs of cognitive impairment. Bring your questions and join us!

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET/12:30-2:30 p.m. CT

Program sponsored in part by Sarasota County Government.

About the Speakers:

Miguel Rivera, MD is an adult psychiatrist in private practice in Sarasota, FL, and is medical director of TriYoga International. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, MO, and graduated from Psychiatry Residency Training at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Dr. Rivera is a sought after speaker, at national and international venues, on topics relating to the influence of lifestyle in Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, as well as yoga related topics like asana, meditation, and breath work. Last year, Dr. Rivera presented two talks at the Harvard /Massachusetts General Hospital Dementia Care Collaborative on the topics of medications and stress management.

Louise Gallagher, MS, LMFT, CDP, is a certified life coach and educator who retired from a 25-year psychotherapy practice in Modesto, CA. She has appeared on TV, radio, and in local magazines. She has a master’s degree in counseling from CA State University, Fullerton and attended both USC and University of the Pacific for doctoral work in Counseling. She volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association educating the community about dementia and co-facilitating support groups. Her interests revolve around positive aging and transitions in later life.

Mar 18, 2021 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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