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Does Your Doctor Know About the Beers Criteria?

Helayne found a great article that introduces the critically important Beers Criteria! *We're not medical professionals and we don't pretend to be. All information, content, and material of this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. DOWNLOAD THE FULL AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY 2019 UPDATED AGS BEERS CRITERIA FOR POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION USE IN OLDER ADULTS HERE CLICK HERE FOR A QUICK LIST OF DRUGS THAT SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION IN OLDER ADULTS CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF DRUGS THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN OLDER ADULTS The 2019 Beer

Alive Inside Supports Fire Refugees

Our friends at the Alive Inside Foundation are sharing how music can be a comfort to those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Take a look at this sweet email they sent our way! "As we honor your loved ones this November, Alzheimer's Awareness Month, we had to share this beautiful video. These elders were moved from their homes to temporary shelters. Watch how the power of music and empathy during a disaster brought joy and peace to them. If you'd like to learn more about how you can support Alive Inside, we have a special sale on our online store! Click on the store link below! ALIVE INSIDE STORE A great way to honor those you love during Alzheimer's Awareness Month is to donate in their name. D

Beliefs- Myths of Aging

Helayne came across this great article by John Rowe, M.D. and Robert Kahn, Ph.D. and we just had to share! Beliefs—Myths of Aging8 Authors John Rowe, M.D. and Robert Kahn, Ph.D. identify a number of stereotypes and false beliefs about older people they call “myths of aging.” Some of the myths that Rowe and Kahn write about follow. Myth 1—To be old is to be sick In his book Living to 100, Thomas Perls says that the older you are, the healthier you’ve been. Although there is a grain of truth to the fact that we are more likely to experience chronic illness or disability as we age, advances in healthcare and adaptive strategies now allow seniors to live independently in their homes until they r

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