You’ve done a great job monitoring your parents as they age, managing daily tasks, and getting help when needed. You have listed all their medications and keep track as they take them as prescribed. Good job!
But did you know there is a list of almost 100 medications that are potentially harmful to those over 65?
Most people over 65 take at least one medication, with 66% of the population taking three or more, according to the CDC. The American Heart Association found that older adults in Cardiac ICUs are taking 12 medications on average. There are a lot of medications to manage in a critical situation!
As you age, changes occur in how medications are metabolized in your body. Our liver is responsible for metabolizing drugs, and it’s the ability to filter slows down as we age. Remember from school that your liver filters everything you put in your mouth, up your nose, or in your arm. So, Love your Liver![Read more…] about Beers list can potentially save your parent’s life!