Medications and the Elderly

Medications & the Elderly — such a critical issue. Are seniors taking prescriptions as intended? Are people on medication longer than they need to be? Are there interactions between medications prescribed by multiple doctors caring for the same person? Many drugs act differently in older patients than in younger ones — the risks for seniors related to prescription medications can be significant.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/americas-other-drug-problem-giving-the-elderly-too-many-prescriptions/2016/08/15/e406843a-4d17-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_prescriptions-715pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Consequences of Hospitalization for Older People

Important piece on older adults and possible consequences of hospitalization. How hospitals handle the old and very old is a pressing problem, geriatricians say, with nearly 13 million seniors hospitalized each year — a trend that is accelerating.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/09/486608559/hospital-units-tailored-to-older-patients-can-help-prevent-decline