Medication and Older Adults: Your Role in Lowering Risk of Adverse Drug Events

The majority of older adults in the U.S. take one or more prescription medicines. Even more take non-prescription, or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Medicines are useful to treat or manage many health issues. But sometimes they have unwanted side effects, also called adverse drug events (ADEs). Some reasons older adults are at risk for unwanted side … Continue reading Medication and Older Adults: Your Role in Lowering Risk of Adverse Drug Events

Safe Healthcare is as Simple as These Quick Questions

Giving and receiving safe care is a goal that is shared by healthcare providers, patients and families. For many people, it can be hard to keep track of all the health information you hear during medical visits including diagnoses, tests, medications, and other instructions. But it’s important to make sure you have the information you … Continue reading Safe Healthcare is as Simple as These Quick Questions

7 things to remember about your loved one with Alzheimer’s

Coping with Alzheimer’s disease can be a gradual and disheartening process. As you watch your loved one slowly lose function, it can take a toll on you emotionally. Alan Stevens, PhD has special emphasis in geriatrics, and says this disease is due to buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain that trigger inflammation and … Continue reading 7 things to remember about your loved one with Alzheimer’s