Around 75 million elderly citizens in India suffer from a chronic disease, according to the first wave of the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India. These conditions may require medical intervention, and often a mix of different medications to treat various symptoms. But, as more medications or supplements are prescribed, it leads to the possibility of mixing doses, or forgetting them, which can be dangerous. Along with this, there are other factors that make managing medications for senior citizens all the more important:
In order to stay on top of your loved one’s treatment plan, there are certain things one can do to make medication management both organised and safe.