Health of the elderly at risk from pill-crushing culture in aged care facilities

As many as one in five older patients has difficulty swallowing tablets and capsules (a condition called dysphagia), however the most obvious solution – liquid medicine – is rarely available for the kinds of drugs commonly prescribed for the elderly. This reality has led to many staff at Australian aged-care facilities crushing a patient’s prescribed 

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Administering medication to the elderly: 4 top tips for common challenges

If you’re the primary carer of an elderly relative, you’ll be familiar with the difficulties than can arise when it’s time to administer medication, particularly if your patient has a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimers or dementia. And if your patient has had a stroke or digestive issues they may have difficulty with swallowing. We’ve 

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