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Are you managing meds for a loved one or for yourself? Older adults are the nation’s largest consumers of prescription and over-the-counter medications. On average, the older adult takes 4-5 prescription medications and 2 over-the-counter medications a day. (National Council of Aging). What do we know about medication errors? Medication errors can create costly and serious, even catastrophic, health problems: 5th leading cause of death for older adults 7,000 deaths per year due to adverse drug events Studies estimate up to 40% of community-dwelling seniors have medication-related problems About 1/5 of community-dwelling elderly use at least 1 of 33 drugs considered potentially inappropriate
Join Kelley with Dr. Goldina Erowele on July 11th at 12:30 pm EST to discuss medication management issues for caregivers.
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