The Guide to Drugs and Older People is a must for anyone over 50. Find out which drugs are not recommended for people over 65, and which ones have been linked to a greater risk of falls and fractures.
How can the risk of cognitive impairment be minimized? There are medications that can contribute to confusion and forgetfulness, and may lead family members to assume incorrectly that an older person is losing her mental capacity.
Find out how to avoid the overmedication that is so common once people accumulate a certain number of birthdays. Which common drugs (such as statins) pose special risks for older adults and change the benefit/risk ratio for the elderly?
Learn what questions to ask to avoid medication mistakes and how to balance quality of life issues against a concern for maximizing longevity.
Thought it was helpful information. But now I am stuck as to what I could safely use. I have allergies, and many of the medications I use which are helpful for allergies seem to be on this list of items I should probably not take.
Wondering what I can take for my allergies that would be safe. Do you have any info on that?
Excellent and much very, very important information.
Excellent. The article was thorough about the topic. The questions to ask your doctor include some I don’t normally ask.
I read your column weekly in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution.
This was very helpful and had all the information in one concise report.
Was what I expected.
I was very disappointed when i found that this was the same booklet that was printed in 2010. I had found it to be very informative and helpful, BUT I was hoping to find information about new medications that have come into use in the last 9 years! For 2010 I would have given it 5 stars, but considering the age and the lack of new medicines and information on their effects on people, I give it a 3. Needs updating!!!