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Family Conversations with Elderly Drivers

Family Conversations with Elderly Drivers

The thought of not driving anymore for seniors is depressing. The implications are significant–fewer trips outside the home, increase dependency on others, fewer social opportunities and the fear of being a burden to others. Discussions on driving are likely to be emotional for all parties involved, but they should not be put off. Constructing a game plan: – Be prepared…

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Preventing Falls for Seniors

Preventing Falls for Seniors

Ways to Decrease the Risk of Falls for Seniors Seniors are susceptible to falls for many reasons–bad balance, poor eyesight, dizziness, overall weakness and fragility. Consider the following staggering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: – One in every three adults 65 and older fall each year. – Falls represent the leading cause of injury deaths in…

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Managing Medications for Seniors

Managing Medications for Seniors

The average 65 – 69 year-old fills 13.6 prescriptions per year, while those 80 – 84 years old have 18.2 prescriptions filled annually. Taking multiple medications and seeing different doctors can be a prescription for a serious medication problem. Serious Problems The most serious medication problems involving seniors tend to focus around these scenarios: – Not taking medicine correctly —…

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