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Understanding the side effects of medication

Understanding the side effects of medication

Prescription medications are one of the most important items for aging individuals to properly manage. Not only do aging individuals have to ensure that they are taking the proper dose, but they also have to be sure they are staying on the prescription’s schedule and for the correct length of time advised.

Additionally, seniors and their caregivers need to be aware of a medication’s side effects. And so is especially the case for individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

In the following video, Ron Finley, RPh of UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center reviews the side effects of medicines prescribed to these types of patients. Put in place to conduct research on causes and cures for degenerative brain diseases, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center aims to educate health professionals, patients and their families. Understanding the side effects of medication is something that the center considers incredibly important. Watch and learn why.

 

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