Why regular medication checks for older people are so important

Here’s a different perspective for you. Did you know, one of the best ways to maintain our health and wellbeing while aging is to be very careful about the medications we take?

Unfortunately it can be common for older adults to be taking medications that can be bad for the brain, or increase the risk of falls, or otherwise just don’t deliver enough benefits to really add to an older person’s health.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. You or the older person in your life, can talk to your doctor to make sure you are only taking the medications that you really need. Things change all the time, so something that may have been prescribed in the past may no longer be necessary.

But they may not get around to checking this unless you remind them to!

And if that sounds like a difficult conversation for you to have with your doctor, then you don’t have to have it alone. An independent advocate can help.

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