Over Medication Of The Elderly: Causes and Preventative Tips For Toronto Seniors

Over-medication and taking multiple medications (technically called polypharmacy), are common and increasing to epidemic proportions among the senior population. 30 – 40% of people age 65 and over take 5 or more medications on a regular basis. Of that group, about 10 percent of them take 10 or more drugs.

Drug interactions and the dangers for Toronto’s elder population. Seniors, in particular, are at a greater risk of drug interactions than the general population as they typically take more medications, as Comfort Keepers Toronto explains.

Toronto seniors and their family caregivers need to be careful and aware of the potential herbal supplements have in interacting with their prescription medications. Comfort Keepers of Toronto explains the risks of herbal supplements for seniors and elders.

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