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Embracing Change: Medication Management

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
Ashby Village
1821 Catalina Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94707

Member Support Event
Registration is required
No Fee

RSVP: or call 510-204-9200

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2:00-3:30

Where: Ashby Village, 1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley 

Open to: All

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Co-Sponsored by Next Steps, Later On and Ashby Village Member Support Team

Michelle Dhanak, MD-Geriatrician
will discuss many aspects of managing medications with older adults including: Understanding the common pitfalls in prescribing practices; learning about a framework for appropriate medication prescribing that can be used by families as they advocate for their loved ones; understanding the use of antipsychotics in elders - when, why and how; which medications to avoid; and treating pain which is often undertreated in elders. There will be ample time for questions at the end of the presentation.

About Dr. Dhanak
Michelle Dhanak, MD, Geriatrician, has been in clinical practice for almost 25 years.
She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed her
medical residency in internal medicine at Highland General Hospital in Oakland. 
She has extensive experience caring for people living with dementia. She believes in a holistic approach and the importance of partnering with patients and their families.
Dr. Dhanak is passionate about promoting dignity, respect, autonomy and self-efficacy for elders. She has a particular interest in utilizing physical activity to maintain physical and cognitive health.
For nine years she practiced in New Zealand as a geriatrician, caring for frail elders at home. She joined ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine in 2017 as a practicing house calls geriatrician treating patients in the East and North Bay areas.