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The Rx Talk

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

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Tips to Help Avoid Medication Mistakes (Canada)

Medication management uncertainty could put seniors at higher risk for a medical issue or emergency due to incorrect dosage or adverse medication interactions.

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10 Signs Medications Could be to Blame for a Senior's Health Issues (Canada)

Is it the pills or something else? When it comes to the issues of aging, it could be difficult for your senior loved one who is taking a number of medications to know for sure what might be causing problems.

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Top Four Drug Types That Sent Seniors to the Hospital (Canada)

With adverse drug events landing approximately 27,000 seniors in the hospital each year, are all medications equal in terms of this potential risk?

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

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

Medication Plan Should Balance Independence and Safety (Canada)

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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How Family Caregivers Can Help (Canada)

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

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Transition Danger: When Seniors Are at Risk of Medication Problems (Canada)

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

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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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