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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Medications

Everything Caregivers Need to Know About Insulin

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

More than a quarter of people aged 65 and older -- approximately 11.8 million senior Americans -- have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. For the majority of them, insulin injections are a critical tool for treating the disease. If you're a caregiver for a senior with diabetes, do you understand what insulin is and how it works? Let's take a closer look.

 

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What Caregivers Need to Know About Over The Counter Medications

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 12:04 PM

One out of every 25 adults is in danger of having a  negative reaction to drug combinations , according to a report from the New York Times . Contrary to popular misconception, the threat isn't limited to prescription drugs. In fact, over the counter medications (OTC) represent an equal yet largely unknown threat. Let's take a closer look at the topic of drug safety for seniors, along with what caregivers need to know to keep the seniors in their care safe. 

Prescription plus OTC meds can add up to a dangerous equation.

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