It's a balancing act: The medicines we take help us manage health conditions, but improperly used, they also can imperil our health.
Studies reveal alternatives to the antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs that have often been prescribed for people with Alzheimer's and related conditions.
Seniors spend billions each year on vitamins and herbal preparations. Are these products helpful? Are they safe?
When doctors prescribe anti-depressants like Prozac or Cymbalta, seniors often balk at the idea because they prefer non-medication approaches. On restricted incomes, many elderly simply can't afford another prescription or psychotherapy. But medical and social researchers are investigating a new form of depression assistance for older adults—personal counseling via computer screen.
Some of the physical and mental changes of aging can affect our driving abilities. It's important to know that medications seniors take also can make it unsafe to drive. What should you know before you pick up the car keys and pick up your next prescription?
Before the next emergency strikes, work with your healthcare team to create a plan.
A recent poll in Caring Right at Home found that more than a third of respondents take five or more medications. Could the medicines we take send us to the hospital? As our population ages, medication management is more important than ever.