Caregiver Resources - Medications

This resource provides tips on how to avoid overmedication and harmful drug reactions as you age.

This information sheet provides information on the dangers of purchasing prescription drugs online. It also gives information on the status of internet pharmacy in Canada as well as tips on how to minimize your risk.

This resource provides caregiving how-tos when managing eldercare at home and using medicines safely.

Antipsychotic medications are used to treat a variety of different mental health conditions. They may be used to treat people with dementia when they have certain serious behaviours that are hard to manage with other strategies. As a member of the care team, you have an important role to play in helping the health care providers decide whether this treatment is a good choice for your family member or friend. This guide will help you learn more about how antipsychotic medications are used to help people with dementia. 

This patient handout lists and provides information about 4 immunizations (Influenza, Pneumococcal, Td booster, Herpes Zoster) available for the older adult and rationale as to why the older adult should receive them. 3 Pages.