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Give and Take

Safe medication management involves give and take between your senior loved one and his or her doctor and pharmacist. You are an important supporter as well for Mom and Dad. You can accompany your parents to the doctor or pharmacy to make sure they ask the right questions.

When it's Time to go to the Doctor…Here's What to Ask

Doctor visits can be overwhelming for older adults, particularly if they have hearing problems or dementia. Seniors often appreciate someone attending an appointment with them. If a family caregiver can't attend an appointment with an older loved one, encourage or help a senior find someone – a trusted neighbor or friend – to go with him or her to provide any needed assistance.

Elder Falls, Abuse and Danger: When Mom's Not Safe at Home

Lately when you've been visiting your widowed 83-year-old mother, you notice bruises on her arms and legs. She said she's just clumsy, but you suspect she's been falling. You know she's too independent to ask for help. How do you find out?

Senior Medication Management: Avoiding the Medication Quagmire

When visiting your 85-year-old dad, you see bottles of medication on the kitchen counter, on the bathroom counter and on his nightstand. You wonder how he is keeping all of his medications straight. What do you ask?

Senior Health Issues: When Health Changes Lifestyles

Your 70-year-old widowed mother has just been diagnosed with macular degeneration, a disease that causes deterioration of eyesight. How do you begin a conversation with her about the possible ramifications of this disease on her life?

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