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Published By Rita Ude on September 28, 2016

Managing Medications Challenges Seniors; Why You Should Report Memory Issues to Your Doctor

The October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter is now available! Below are descriptions of two articles you can find in the edition:

When we read about today’s “opioid epidemic,” most of us picture younger people scoring illegal drugs on a street corner. But older adults also are at high risk of abusing these substances. Learn more about medication safety in “Seniors and Medications: The Good, the Bad and the Dangerous.”

“I’m just getting older.” “I’m just having senior moments.” “Mom’s forgetfulness is normal at her age.” It’s tempting to be in denial when we notice symptoms that might mean Alzheimer’s disease — but keeping quiet about it is the worst choice. To learn why, read “Six Reasons to Tell the Doctor About Memory Problems.”

Find more information, advice and support for adult caregiving in the just-released edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter!

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