Is Medication Causing Your Parent’s Symptoms?

Posted by The Arbors on Mar 22, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Seniors usually take medications for chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, arthritis or cholesterol. Half of the people older than 65 years use 5 or more prescription and over-the-counter medications per week, and 12% use10 or more, one survey showed.

Sometimes, those medications—or the interaction among medicines—may do them more harm than good.

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8 Tips for Communicating with Your Parent’s Doctor

Posted by The Arbors on Oct 20, 2016 2:00:00 PM

We all tend to perceive our parents as young and strong and vibrant...until mom falls, dad has a heart attack or some similar occurrence shakes us from our complacency.

Then we begin to be concerned. Our very firt thought is usually somewhat selfish: I don't want to lose my mom or dad.

The second is usually more about them: How can I make my parents healthier and happier so they'll be around for a long time?

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