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Grantees in the News: Two-time Grantee Sei Lee, MD Questions Common Geriatric Treatments

Mar 7
2014

Grantees in the News: Two-time Grantee Sei Lee, MD Questions Common Geriatric Treatments View MoreBACK

AFAR Beeson awardee and Hartford Foundation CEO scholar, Sei Lee, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, was featured in The New York Times The New Old Age blog, on March 7th, spotlighting his work on the American Geriatric’s Society’s second annual top ten list of treatments that older adults and providers should question. 

Dr. Lee suggested valuable topics that topics aging adults and their caregivers should discuss with their doctors, including the risks of over-screening, dementia drugs called cholinesterase inhibitors, and appetite stimulants before beginning treatment.

The article also reminds doctors to conduct annual reviews of all medications taken by their aging patients. The full list of the American Geriatric’s Society’ recommendations can be found here.

Dr. Lee is a 2011 in Paul Beeson Career Development Awards Aging Research Program Scholar and a 2010 AFAR Center of Excellence Fellow.  Learn more about our Beeson awards here and The John A. Hartford Foundation’s Centers of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry here.





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