PolyPharmacy: Obstacle to Aging in Place

Why older adults experience polypharmacy?
- More drugs available to prescribe than in the past
- Drugs that were once only by prescription are now easy to get OTC
- Increased use of herbal therapies
- Elderly patients with more than one health condition (co-morbidities)
are likely to receive care from several healthcare providers each prescribing different meds
- Patients may purchase medications from more than one pharmacy

A Knowledge Journey Worth Taking: The Aging Brain

I think you have caught the essence of aging in every sense of the word…the constant flow of new experiences. I don’t know if you have come in contact with my Five Basic “Ingredients” for a healthy brain at ANY age. These particular five items were confirmed by experiments in our laboratory.

Aging:No Shangri-La

Aging is not without it’s limitations…no “happy gerontology” here. Denial of aging is ubiquitous, just google anti-aging and you’ll get some 16,300,000 hits. Age-related losses are inevitable, however, exercise for me has been as close to the fountain of youth as I’ve found.

Interior Design Key to Aging in Place

The Greeks also appreciated the richness of touch, using hand woven fabrics from linen to wool, and created beauty and good taste in their homes. She thinks the Greeks triggered flow experiences from them and over time began to love beauty and beautiful things.