September 19, 2023 2:30 pm

“Risks of Benzodiazepine Medicines in Older Adults: Mood, Sleep, Memory and Motor Problems”


Speaker: Mr. Jaden Brandt (BSc.Pharm, MSc., DipPH, PharmD(cand.))
September 19, 2023, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
MDAM Office, 100 – 4 Fort Street,
Winnipeg, MB

Free to attend, however space is limited. Please RSVP to Pam at

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as ‘benzos, sleeping pills, nerve pills, tranquilisers or anxiety medicine’ have been popularly used for anxiety and sleep problems since the 1960’s. But are we using them properly? Join pharmacist Jaden Brandt, as he discusses his observations of these medications in pharmacy practice, research regarding their use in the Manitoba population and engagement on benzodiazepines beyond Canada.

Learn about how these drugs work, the possible risks from their use and ‘how’ to limit your risks from these medicines as you get older.

DISCLAIMER: This presentation is for general information purposes and should not be construed as individualized medical recommendations or medication advice. Please consult your own prescriber and pharmacist before making any changes to your medication.

Location: Multipurpose Room at MDAM, 100 - 4 Fort Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cost: Free

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