One of the points I always like to make to people when I am talking about prescription drugs is that everyone involved needs to keep the “Goldilocks Principle” in mind
As federal regulators begin efforts to halt unnecessary use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, a member of The Eden Alternative in New Jersey has completed a cutting edge program that successfully weaned residents with dementia off these medications.
AARP New Hampshire is hosting a free workshop Nov. 11 featuring Dr. Bill Thomas to help older adults better manage prescription drugs. An expert on geriatric medicine and eldercare, Dr. Bill Thomas will share his wisdom on using medications safely and reducing medication-related problems. AARP New Hampshire reports:
When it comes to the chronic over-medicating of older adults, AARP has been a consistent critic of Big Pharma and the doctors who overprescribe dangerous cocktails of drugs without fully understanding their impact on older adults.
And considering the size of this epidemic, it’s a darn good thing AARP is trying to do something about it.