Alcohol consumption in seniors is complicated by a variety of factors (e.g. decreased tolerance, interactions with prescribed medications, compromised immune systems) and can lead to many adverse health outcomes and hospitalizations.
If you or a loved one has been taking the same medication for over a year (whether a prescription, an over-the-counter medication, or a supplement) it may be time to talk with your doctor to see if that medication is still necessary.
Dehydration can lead to medical concerns. Learn symptoms, causes, and strategies.
Steven D. Johnson, PA shares the story of his career working with older adults. The article centers on the idea of relationships. Relationships exist between people, between medications, between symptoms. This is a wonderful story of the care, complexity, and humanity he has seen through these relationships.
Seniors who have been hospitalized, experienced a loss, or receive home health care have an increased risk of temporary or chronic depression. Unfortunately, depression symptoms, such as fatigue, can be easily overlooked as a normal process of aging. Depression is treatable! The American Council on Aging reviews common causes, symptoms, and treatments in in this article.
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