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5 Tips to Cope with Caregiver Anger (Canadian Version)

5 Tips to Cope with Caregiver Anger

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Medication Tracker

When you keep track of your loved one's medicines, it helps prevent accidents. Show this list to doctors and dentists so they can watch out for interactions and side effects.

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Free Conversation Starters Resource

Receive a free “Let’s Talk About Rx” resource that can help you talk with your loved ones about medication issues.

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The Rx Talk

It's time to talk to your parents about prescription drugs.

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Executive Summaries

Research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, indicates that as the number of prescription medications a senior age 70+ takes increases, so do that senior’s potential medication management challenges and potential health risks.

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How Family Caregivers Can Help

As a family caregiver, you can help your loved one avoid the potential pitfalls of adverse medication reactions.

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Medication Plan Should Balance Independence and Safety

It can be easy to want to micromanage a loved one's medication regimen. But consider how the senior may feel if he considers himself perfectly capable of managing things on his own.

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Transition Danger: When Seniors Are at Risk of Medication Problems

It's ironic: Seniors can be the most vulnerable to medication errors during the times they are being treated for illnesses or surgeries, and recovering from them.

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How to Keep Medication Side Effects from Jeopardizing a Senior's Independence

Side effects from a medication can isolate older adults, potentially robbing them of their independence.

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