One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill

With the amount of medication that is prescribed to the elderly it is not surprising that many patients are overwhelmed, which can lead to nonadherence. Medication nonadherence is the practice of not taking medication as prescribed. Examples of nonadherence include [...]

One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill2018-02-22T15:06:34-05:00

Mitigating Fall Risk For Older Adults

Falls are not a normal part of the aging process. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25% of older adults fall each year. These falls significantly impact post-injury quality of life and account for [...]

Mitigating Fall Risk For Older Adults2017-10-13T15:17:15-04:00

Don’t Leave Out the Flu Shot this Fall

As the leaves start to turn autumnal colors, adults and children alike need to get vaccinated against the flu. People 65 years and older are at a greater risk for serious, and perhaps deadly, complications from the flu compared to [...]

Don’t Leave Out the Flu Shot this Fall2017-10-13T23:02:01-04:00

Polypharmacy: A Prescription for Chaos

Polypharmacy is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of a single disease” and “the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient to treat usually coexisting conditions and which [...]

Polypharmacy: A Prescription for Chaos2017-10-13T23:03:11-04:00