What Seniors Need to Know About Osteoporosis

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It’s likely that more than 200 million people are living with osteoporosis, a medical condition marked by having fragile bones. This condition is especially common among older women, and it can be dangerous. May is National Osteoporosis Month. Since seniors are at greater risk of this disease, it’s important to learn how to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Therefore, we will discuss how osteoporosis affects seniors, symptoms of osteoporosis, risk factors and more.

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HomeSpark Care’s Advice On Knowing if Someone Needs Help

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Aging people are people in transition. The loss of family members and friends, a change in living arrangements or finances, retirement, the loss of driving privileges or even the death of a pet are lifestyle transitions that require the entire family’s attention. Ideally, our elders will ask for our help during times like these, but—as family members have learned— this may not happen. In fact, one aging parent might “cover” for the other, or one aging spouse may decline assistance from the other because he or she feels ashamed and powerless. HomeSpark Care has put together a list of factors keep an eye for when determining if your elderly loved one needs help.

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HomeSpark Care Know the Importance of Pharmacists to Your Aging Adult

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Pharmacists play a role as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team for an older adult. Their role is critical in improving the patient’s care and life. For older adults, it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a pharmacist and use the same pharmacist regularly. As pharmacists learn about an individual’s unique needs and circumstances, they can help provide consistent care and help prevent drug-related problems.

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