Longtime readers know that polypharmacy, or the mixing of prescription drugs, is a serious issue for older adults that we often address at ChangingAging.org. But a lesser-known problem also needs to be addressed — the danger of overdosing on common, over-the-counter medicines.
Getting older is one of life’s inescapables, although life is certainly better now for older Americans than at any other time in history. We live longer, more active lives than our parents and grandparents certainly did – today’s average 65 year-old man and woman can expect to live to be 81 and 85, respectively – and science has proven that we’re still able to learn new things, even if we don’t learn as quickly as we did in our younger years. These are all things to celebrate