Addiction in the Elderly
The condition of being addicted to a substance, thing, or activity.
How to Tell the Difference between Prescription Abuse and Misuse
Older adults often take multiple medications each day, increasing their risk for intentionally abusing or mistakenly misusing prescription drugs.0 Comments
What Can I Do If I Suspect Dad Is Addicted to Prescription Medication?
Addiction to prescription pain medication is common among the elderly, so it is crucial to evaluate your loved one's usage, behavior and overall health.0 Comments
The Hazards of Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Seniors
Alcoholism is often overlooked in the elderly. Failing to recognize when an aging loved one has a drinking problem can lead to severe health issues and can even endanger others’ well-being.46 Comments
The Growing Problem of Prescription Drug Addiction in Seniors
Seniors don’t fit the stereotype of a drug addict, but as many as 17 percent of adults age 60 and over abuse prescription medications. Knowing the red flags to look for can prevent a serious accident.42 Comments
How do I get my mom with dementia to quit smoking?21 Comments
I’ve called APS several times and they give up because mom tells them she is okay with her caregiver that is stealing everything in her home.2 Comments
What do I do for someone that’s non family that can not take care of them self anymore?5 Comments
Does your aging parent drink too much?4 Comments