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 threaten the lives of seniors.  This situation suggests a heightened emphasis on ensuring that seniors take their medications in strict adherence to their physicians’ instructions.  Harmful drug interactions are a result of confusion that can arise when seniors take multiple medications at the same time.

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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 types of conditions.

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