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Alzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

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Are you confused about the connection between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re not alone. The simplest explanation is that Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes dementia. In fact, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. We’ll get to other causes in a moment. First, here’s a definition of dementia. It’s actually a collection of … Read moreAlzheimer’s: Just One Cause of Dementia

Medication Safety

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Medications can cure and medications can kill. They can relieve pain and suffering and they can cause pain and suffering. It can happen at any age, but as we get older it’s especially important to take medications appropriately and safely, or the results can be devastating. Every year, more than 100,000 people are hospitalized because of adverse or unfavorable reactions to drugs.

Taking medications when you’re older: Common problems and simple solutions

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The older you are, the more likely you take several medications. According to the American Geriatric Society, people over 65 buy more than 25 percent of all prescription medicines and 30 percent of all nonprescription medicines.

For many reasons, elderly people often have difficulty taking their medications as prescribed but we have some simple solutions that might help.

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