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How the Elderly Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

How the Elderly Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep

As people get older, a good night’s sleep becomes much harder to achieve. Sleep among the elderly tends to be much choppier and less deep than their younger counterparts meaning they may wake up several times during the night and it takes less for them to wake up. They also spend much less time in […]

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Not too old for Clinical Trials?

It is not news to anyone that we are all living longer. Life expectancy in the United States increased by 30 years during the 20th Century and 25 of those years were attributed to advances in medicines and the treatment of disease in older people. Life is now the survival of those who live in […]

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What You Should Know About Your Elderly Parent’s Medications

Once your elderly mom or dad gets a drug prescription from the doctor because of his or her current condition, here are the things you need to know and ask as part of your parent’s caregiving team. Name and dosage of the drug Know the drug’s name and dosage and understand why the doctor prescribed it for […]

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6 Potentially Dangerous Medications for the Elderly

When we get older, our bodies change, and so does the body’s response to medicine. It’s a basic biological fact, however it tends to get overlooked, as old age is constantly deemed as something that is generally all right to be put away, as if part of an entire retirement package. But the thing is, […]

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