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Managing Polypharmacy

Managing Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy is defined as “taking multiple medications for a variety of conditions.”  There are millions of seniors in this situation today.  Medication management is an important issue for seniors and their families.  Failure to properly manage medications can...
Is it Arthritis?

Is it Arthritis?

Everyone is familiar with arthritis.  But few really understand it. Arthritis is not a single disease.  It is an informal way to refer to joint pain or joint disease.  The term is so wide-ranging that the Arthritis Foundation says it actually refers to more than 100...
Medical Information at Your Fingertips

Medical Information at Your Fingertips

In these busy times, it is easy to get caught up in the routines and not remember the details.  Medical information for an older person can be critical at certain times when it is least convenient to locate it.  It is relatively easy to be prepared.  When an urgency...
Everybody Needs Somebody

Everybody Needs Somebody

For older adults, social isolation is an all too common part of life. Many elders have lost spouses and live alone or have children and other family members who do not live close and cannot easily visit on a regular basis. Others are housebound due to injury or...