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“If you’re helping an older person with health and healthcare, chances are that person is taking at least a few prescription medications, if not several. Do you ever wonder if he or she is on the right medications? Do you worry about side-effects and interactions?

These are sensible concerns to have. Although medications do often help maintain health and wellbeing, studies have repeatedly shown that lots of older adults end up suffering from problems related to medication.

So I want to share a list of common ways that medications affect the health and wellbeing of aging adults. I’ll then explain what family caregivers can do, to minimize problems.”

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