OTC'S - The Good The Bad and The Dangerous - What do you have in your Medicine Cabinet?
When: Wednesday, November 13th
Time: 12:30 PM
Where: Friedman JCC
This lecture covers the risks and benefits of many over-the-counter medications (OTCs) and herbs, including the side effects of OTCs and the effectiveness of these drugs. Abuse of OTCs will be addressed, along with dependency issues. Time permitting, a brief discussion will be held on medication advertised on TV and CBD's.
PRESENTED BY: James Siberski, M.S., C.M.C. Jim holds a graduate degree in Human Service Administration, and is an affiliate member of the American Geriatric Psychiatrist Association. Certified in Remotivation Therapy, Geriatric Care Manager, Activities Therapy, and Gerontology. Jim is the coordinator and assistant professor of Gerontology Education in the Center for Professional Development at Misericordia University and is a co-planner of the Elder Religious and Diocesan Priests Workshop. He has experience in activities planning and delivery in geriatric populations, religious communities, and long-term care facilities. Jim lectures on suicide prevention, mood disorders, and personality disorders in the elderly, and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. He is an author in many journals, including the Journal of Psychological Nursing and Mental Health Services, Social Work Today, Aging Well, Today's Geriatric Medicine, and the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. Jim is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Pennsylvania, a member of the National Association Professional Geriatric Care Managers, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Today's Geriatric Medicine Magazine