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Category: Medication

Expired Prescriptions? Here's How Properly Dispose of Medication

With many aging parents taking multiple prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to discover ideal solutions, it is crucial to know how to properly dispose of medication safely once it is expired or no longer needed. There are several medication disposal options: Check labels. The medication's label or informational literature might […]

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Avoid Senior Medication Errors with These Tips

A recent research study of over 2,000 older adults reveals that a stunning 87% take one or more prescription drugs, and a full 36% are taking five or more – as well as 38% using over-the-counter meds on a regular basis. Managing these medications in our later years can be very challenging, and there are […]

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A New Cancer Treatment for All Types of Cancer Could Be Coming

We already know how incredible our body’s immune system is in attacking invading bacteria and viruses and restoring us to health following an illness, but the latest findings from a study by Cardiff University are poised to bring a new and unexpected development with a new cancer treatment: stopping cancer in its tracks.

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Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia

They’re already understood to cause various short-term unwanted side effects, such as memory issues and confusion, but new research links some of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to an increased risk factor for dementia.

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The Latest Approach to Chronic Care Services: Empowering Patients to Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, seniors are the experts, hands down, with as many as 3 out of four seniors affected by several conditions that are on-going, necessitate extensive treatment, and put limitations on activities. With the continuous barrage of bloodwork along with other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases can take […]

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After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: The Two Most Common Treatment Options Available

The latest Alzheimer’s data is sobering. The disease has become the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer together. And though deaths from many other chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular illnesses, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the condition takes on family […]

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Wake Up to the Dangers of Sleeping Drugs for Older Adults

Is there anything better than getting up well rested after a great night’s sleep, completely energized and ready to face your day? For most older adults – as much as a third of them – getting enough sleep only occurs inside their dreams. And sadly, it is a common assumption that inadequate sleep is just […]

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Is It Just a Case of Senior Blues? Or Could It Be an Elderly Mental Health Concern?

They’re common concerns in older years: fatigue, sleeping problems, lack of appetite. And often, they’re written off as just that. Yet for nearly 8 million elders over age 65, these signs and symptoms are indicative of something significantly more than normal aging – they’re signs and symptoms of elderly mental health problems. And only a […]

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Know the Risks Before Trying Alternative Supplements for Alzheimer’s Disease

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That could very well pertain to the recent influx of corporations touting alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions in order to cure, or at the very least minimize, the ramifications of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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