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Course Overview

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By the end of this course, you will understand the major concerns surrounding medications and the elderly. You will know what to look for and what to do if you suspect medication problems. We will start by discussing some potentials of old age. That is why this issue matters so much. You will meet Phil the pill and learn about his relationship with 89 year old Jill, we will look at some statistics and end with actions and resources. I provide printable information on questions to ask the doctor or pharmacist about a medication.

Some barriers to medication safety red flags that may mean an elder is at risk. Common symptoms of medication problems and a medication safety checklist addresses to all the patients Net sites, as I mentioned, are listed on the resource handout. You can also access them on my website, learn for life look under resources in the top menu, then click on medications and the elderly resources. Now before we start, it's important to know that this information is not intended to diagnose health problems or take the place of medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care provider. Always consult your health care provider about your medications, symptoms and health problems. That being said, I begin with a bit about potentials.

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