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How to Initiate Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

A loved one keeps forgetting to take their medications or puts off bathing, because they are unsteady on their feet. You hesitate to talk with your aging loved ones about their care needs and future plans, but they are showing signs of needing more help. How do you and the rest of the family start […]
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Pain Medications and Risk of Falling and Addiction for Elderly

Many elderly persons suffer from chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, nerve damage due to diabetes or shingles, or various forms of cancer. Reports indicate that over 30 percent of people enrolled in Medicare Part D use opioid prescriptions in efforts to manage pain. Opioids (hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, etc.) are powerful pain medications […]
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