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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for successfully managing a loved one’s prescriptions for Parkinson’s.

Medication adherence is often a challenge for seniors and their caregivers, but even small changes in a drug regimen can have big consequences. Discover solutions other families have used to ensure OTC and Rx meds and supplements are taken as directed.

Medication management has been one of my biggest challenges as a caregiver. The new Nursing Home Compare Ratings are trying to make things better, but a caregiver still has to be an advocate for their loved one's health.

Many older adults take over a dozen different prescription drugs each year. Here's how a pharmacist can make managing these medications much easier.

Being an elder law attorney prepared me well for the day when the symptoms of my father's memory loss became debilitating. I knew what documents to prepare and what information to have on hand.

Polypharmacy in the elderly is common, especially for those with chronic conditions. Know what questions to ask your Dr. to avoid harmful side effects of too many meds.

Caregivers may no-longer have to worry whether or not their elderly loved one is taking their meds, thanks to a new type of medication monitoring device. A digital sensor that lets you know when a loved one has taken their meds was just given the green light by the FDA.

Extreme temperatures can affect the safety and effectiveness of both prescription and OTC medications. Follow these simple steps to properly store a senior's meds and ensure they're protected from excessive heat and cold.

An elder may have many reasons for not wanting to take the medicines their doctor has prescribed. Here are three common complaints that seniors have about taking their meds and how to handle them.

Prescription adherence is particularly important for the elderly. New research indicates that integrated healthcare networks may increase the likelihood that a senior will correctly follow a prescribed medication regimen.

Stockpiling medications to prepare in case of emergency is a good idea, but getting the extra pills can be tricky. Here is how you can get extra prescriptions or medications for your emergency supply kit.

There are many reasons why seniors don't take their medications as prescribed, that could be avoided. Use these simple solutions to help a senior consistently manage their medication as prescribed.

Chemical sedation is no longer practiced in nursing homes, but stories of overmedication still persist. Sometimes drugs are necessary to improve a resident’s quality of life, but close monitoring is the only way to tell if a facility is overdoing it.

Dementia patients can have a difficult time remembering whether they have taken their pills and this opens them up to dangerous health risks. Try a medication planner or organizer to help make sure your aging parent takes their meds correctly.

One of the biggest problems we have in our health system today is accurate and timely information; this is especially true regarding the medications we use.

Should caregivers be concerned when their elderly mom or dad is taking numerous prescription medications every day?

Medications are the most common treatment for many diseases and conditions. However, when not used appropriately and safely, medications can have devastating consequences. Therefore it is critical that caregivers make sure their elderly parents only take the medications they're prescribed.

There are so many anti-depressants available, why gamble with one that might reduce the effectiveness of your dementia medication?

Elderly people are most definitely at an increased risk for problems related to the use of prescription drugs, nonprescription (or over-the-counter) medicines, and herbal or other alternative medicines.