Does the person you care about take many medicines each day? It’s easy to get acclimated to the elderly routinely taking medication.
Unfortunately, the health risks associated with taking several drugs and the potential for forgetting to follow dosing recommendations increase as the number of pills taken each day increases.
To guarantee your senior loved one’s safety while taking prescription drugs, we give you some advice as a long term pharmacy:
- Keep an eye on how well they take their medicine
Loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s are more likely to forget to take their medication or skip dosages, so it’s vital to keep a careful eye on them when adhering to their prescriptions.
- Note down all medications your loved ones are taking
Write down every drug your senior loved one has ever taken, whether prescribed or over-the-counter. You should take this list when you go to the clinic or pharmacy.
- Ask a pharmacist for advice
No one is more equipped to help you with pharmaceutical issues than your trusted doctors. You can learn more about the prescriptions your loved one is taking and other effective strategies to manage their drug regimen by speaking with a pharmacist at our community pharmacy in Cohoes, New York.
At Marra’s Pharma Corp DBA Marra’s Pharmacy, our pharmacists can always assist you with medication management strategies, such as adherence packaging/ pill packing in Cohoes, New York.