In order for prescription drugs to work properly, they need to be taken correctly. The right dose has to be taken at the right time on the right day. Depending on the drug, it may need to be taken with food or on an empty stomach. If a person takes their medication incorrectly, it could spell trouble, especially for older adults. That’s because as a person gets older, it’s harder for the body to break down the drug, causing it to stay in the body longer than it would in a younger person. Depending on the type of drug, it may even put an older person at higher risk for falls and other injuries.
Slowly over time, the television becomes so loud it drowns out everything in the room. You found yourself making sure to have eye contact with your loved one before you start speaking. Simple questions can turn into frustrating arguments.
The number of people who are eligible for Medicare is skyrocketing. With more than 50 million Americans enrolled, it’s already our nation’s largest health insurance program – and as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, one more person becomes eligible for Medicare every eight seconds.