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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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.
As a family caregiver, you can help your loved one avoid the potential pitfalls of adverse medication reactions.
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.
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.
Side effects from a medication can isolate older adults, potentially robbing them of their independence.
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