eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Managing Medications

Medications, often referred to as drugs, includes prescription medication, over-the-counter pills, liquids and creams, vitamins and supplements. Medications work with your body and/or other medications to cure, treat or prevent health conditions. Aging-related changes impact the number of medications needed, as well as the way medication is processed by the body.


AVOID Frailty: How Vaccinations and Optimizing Medications Can Reduce Risk ( Sagelink ):
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Caregiving Strategies Handbook – Medication Management (Pg 83-96) ( Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario, sfCare, RGP Toronto):
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Consult the Pharmacist to Simplify Medication Management ( AgingCare ):
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Get the Most out of your Medications! ( sfCare/RGP Toronto):
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How to Safely Reduce the Medications You Take ( U.S. News and World Report ):
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Medication Management Top Tips: Persuading a Senior to Take Their Meds ( AgingCare ):
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Medication Record Form ( National Council on Aging ):
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Medication Use in Older Adults ( Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ):
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Safe Medication Use for Older Adults ( Sinai Health System ):
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Seniors should watch for drug interactions when taking multiple medications ( Michigan Medicine ):
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