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Medications for Seniors Learning Center

Do have a Senior Loved One that is in need of prescription medication? You’ve come to the right place with our Medication for Seniors Learning Center that will guide you through what you need to know. Find Treating Alzheimer’s Disease, Lowering Your Prescription Costs, Buying Medications Online, Prescription Drugs for Treating the Flu,  and much, much more.

Learn, Discover and Empower Yourself So That You Can Make the Best Decision Possible For Your Loved One.

Alzheimer’s Disease Prescription Drug Comparison

When someone has Alzheimer’s disease, nerve cells and vital chemicals in the brain are lost over time. This occurs in parts of the brain that are vital to memory and other mental processes.         Let’s look at several of the most common medications approved by the FDA for treatment of the symptoms […]

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Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., well below the leaders of heart disease, cancer and stroke. Yet this disease – which strikes one in two Americans over 85 – seems to be the most feared simply because there is no cure for its manifestations, which include dementia.     […]

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Tips on How To Lower Your Prescription Costs

Prescription drugs can be very expensive, even if you use your health insurance. Due to the increasing cost of prescription drugs, more and more seniors are having difficulties coping with their medication costs. Want to know how you can significantly lower the cost of your prescription drugs? For a new prescription, you can lower your […]

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Tips When Buying Medicines Online

Buying your medicine online can be easy. Just make sure you do it safely. The Internet has changed the way we live, work and shop. The growth of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without ever leaving home. But when it comes to buying medicine online, it is important […]

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Medications To Avoid For Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Medications and Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease – What to Avoid by Gaby T. Thai, M.D. Doctors are often asked whether there are any medications that someone with Alzheimer’s disease should avoid. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease may need medicines to treat symptoms of the disease, as well as for other health problems such as bladder incontinence, […]

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Medications and older people

People ages 65 and older consume more prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines than any other age group, according to the National Institute on Aging. Older people tend to have more long-term, chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease than do younger people. In This Article: Medications for Older People Following […]

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Understanding your new prescription

Before you leave your doctor’s office with a new prescription, make sure you fully understand how to take the drug correctly. Your pharmacist can also provide valuable information about how to take your medicines and how to cope with side effects.           Ask the following questions: What is the name of […]

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Medicine and Special Needs

Arthritis, poor eyesight, and memory lapses can make it difficult for some older people to take their medications correctly. Studies have shown that between 40 percent and 75 percent of older people don’t take their medications at the right time or in the right amount. A number of strategies can make taking medication easier. Patients […]

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10 Things To Know About Generic Drugs

Have you ever considered taking a generic drug versus a brand name drug? If your answer is yes, you might find this article useful as this will give you a better understanding of generic drugs. In This Article: What are generic drugs? Are generic drugs as safe as brand-name drugs? Are generic drugs as strong […]

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Use Caution with Over-the-Counter Creams, Ointments

Acne, cough due to a cold, athlete’s foot, hemorrhoids, itching from insect bites, and minor aches and pains of muscles and joints—these are among the conditions that people treat by applying over-the-counter (OTC) creams and ointments to their skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urges consumers to keep safety in mind when using such […]

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