I am spinning this question off from another thread to start it as a brand new question.
Recently I noticed my Dad seems to be thinking a bit clearer since the doctor had taken him off of one of his blood pressure medicines a couple of weeks ago.... he still take BP pills but not as many per day.
I really believe we are being over medicated. I bet there are a lot of seniors out there that are taking something they don't really need or the dosage is too high. Even with vitamins. Wouldn't the quality of life be much better than trying to extend life???
I know if I had to choose, I would rather cut my life short by a year or two or three, and have *side-effect free* living which would make me feel so much better every day.