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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for using medications to help minimize sundowning behaviors.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for medications that may help minimize dementia behaviors like wandering.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for helping a loved one with PD get quality rest.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for handling hallucinations and delusions associated with PD.

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.

The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for medications used to manage arthritis pain.

Family caregivers should assemble a folder of these 9 important medical details that can be easily handed off to nurses and doctors when seniors need emergency care.

Mum hasn’t been herself lately, and it’s been weighing heavily on my mind. Perhaps something is wrong with her medication regimen, or it could be what I dread most: her Alzheimer’s disease is progressing.

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.

A good night’s sleep can be elusive for those with multiple sclerosis. Try these solutions for reducing trips to the bathroom at night, relieving spasticity and achieving the perfect bedroom temperature for quality rest.

It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.

Millions of people are prescribed blood thinners each year to help prevent strokes, heart attacks and other medical emergencies. These medications are life savers, but there are certain lifestyle alterations that users must make when taking them. However, the responsibility for implementing these changes and ensuring compliance typically falls to the person's caregiver. These tips can help make this transition safer, smoother and less of a hassle.

It was a struggle with my doctors AND family, but I finally stopped taking 5-HTP and pills for hypertension. That journey was a long, strange trip.

Doctors told me for years that I needed blood pressure medication, but then I began to challenge their recommendations. What I decided to do might not be right for everyone, but it was right for me.

The over-the-counter supplement 5-HTP has been a friend to me for years until I started running into trouble with it. This is part of my long history with 5-HTP and blood pressure issues.

I used to take lots of medications and supplements but have whittled the list down to only four. Here are a few I took for years, under the impression that they were making me healthier, and my reasons for discontinuing them.

A personal story from a patient with Parkinson's disease detailing his ideas on medications and the path to finding the prescriptions and supplements that work for him.

Antibiotics can be useful against many different infections, but their overuse contributes to making certain strains of bacteria into drug-resistant "super bugs." Learn how to correctly use these medications and prevent resistance.

The AgingCare community is often abuzz with questions about the effectiveness of medications for Alzheimer's and dementia. A new study offers insights on the benefits of Aricept and how it may delay a patient's need for nursing home placement.

Individuals who have chronic conditions and live in states where marijuana is legal for medical use may benefit from this alternative treatment.
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