Your doctor may not even be aware they are prescribing medications that place you, the older adult, at risk unless they know about the Beers Criteria which is a result of research performed on medications that indicate high risk for older adults. Check out the list for yourself by doing some research and ask your physician about any medications you might be taking that are on the list.

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PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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