Simplify drug regimens to reduce harm to seniors during pandemic: experts
May 14, 2020
Clinicians can take steps to lesson the increased risk of medication errors in geriatric patients with multimorbidity, says a group of pharmacologists.
New residents’ health increasingly complex, finds nursing home study
Mar 03, 2020
The number of new residents with seven or more health conditions has risen, along with drug prescriptions per individual and age.
Common medications mixed with alcohol may increase falls risk
Oct 30, 2019
Seniors who drink alcohol and take drugs that act on the central nervous system are vulnerable to falls, say researchers.
Polypharmacy is linked to cognitive decline in Parkinson’s
Oct 20, 2019
People with newly diagnosed Parkinson’s who are taking multiple medications are at higher risk of cognitive decline, say Japanese researchers.
Nursing home residents should take fewer blood pressure medications, study finds
Jul 25, 2019
Clinicians may want to recommend that some residents reduce or stop the use of blood pressure medications, the authors of a new study suggest.
Taking multiple medications does not pose a major hospitalization risk for those with numerous conditions,...
Jan 21, 2014
For some people, taking many different kinds of medication does not increase the risk of being hospitalized as much as some healthcare professionals may believe, according to recently published research...
Study: Residents with multiple diseases, urinary incontinence at high risk for falls
Jan 24, 2013
Nursing home residents who have multiple diseases are most prone to falls, according to a study recently published in the journal BMC Geriatrics. Urinary incontinence, antidepressant use, multiple medication...