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The Great Cascade -episode 4 Medication

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Over 40% of people over the age of 65 take 5-9 medications every day.   And 40% of these use at least one medicaiton inappropriately.

Every year there are nealy 100,000 ER visits by people 65 years and older due to adverse drug interactions. 

Although we've visited in the past a bit about medications, this episode goes into much more detail on the risks seniors face daily with medications and steps on how to minimize them.

This episode is a must listen to for anyone taking several meds themselves or for those helping them.

 

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