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Medications and the Elderly

What You Need to Know to Optimize Medication Safety
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Are you or someone you care about taking a lot of prescription medications?  Do you sometimes wonder about medication safety? Are you a baby boomer wanting to stay healthy as you age?  Do you care for older persons, as a nurse, personal support worker or other health care professional?  
This course will help you to understand the issues surrounding medication safety and the elderly and give you the knowledge and resources to help older persons, and/or yourself, to get the best results possible from prescription drugs.  
 In this course you will learn:
– why medication safety matters to the elderly (or anyone else, for that matter)
– how physiological changes of aging can affect medication safety
– barriers to medication safety and how to overcome them
– actions we can take to ensure medication safety
– lifestyle changes that can reduce the need for prescription drugs
– ways to make the most of a doctor’s appointment and questions to ask

You will learn

✓ Have the information you need to make informed choices about your own, or an elder’s you care for, prescription medications
✓ Understand why the elderly have unique issues with prescription medication safety
✓ Learn some tools and strategies to increase medication safety and optimize wellness


• You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level

This course is for

• Older persons who want to become knowledgable health care consumers and take medications safely
• Baby boomers wanting to optimize their wellbeing as they age
• People who are caring for and/or about an elderly person who takes medications
• Health care professionals who work with the elderly
Nurse, Adult Educator, Gerontologist, Poet
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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