5.3 Important Treatment Goals for Older Adults Reducing Benzodiazepine Use

Important Treatment Goals for Older Adults Reducing Benzodiazepine Use

  1. Provide treatment or referral to address the symptom(s) that the benzodiazepines are being prescribed to address (e.g., anxiety, insomnia).
  2. Maintain the individual’s quality of life.
  3. Maximize the patient’s functioning in daily activities.
  4. Improve their cognition, mood, and behavior.
  5. Provide a safe environment when discussing dosing and reduction.
  6. Encourage social engagement.