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By Beth Bond 

Meds. Are you taking too many of them?


Last updated 4/20/2020 at 1:29pm

Seniors on medications should make sure their doctors know of all their meds to avoid some canceling out the effectiveness of others, as well as causing or masking other problems.

The greatest fear among most seniors is falling victim to dementia. So many other ailments are obvious, and often have medications to alleviate painful symptoms. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's is often vague, and visual and mental acuity can be misleading.

Complaints of distracted awareness, excessively tired, listless and forgetful are "catch-alls" for labeling many initial changes in behavior. Perhaps a second opinion is called for when a doctor states with authority, this is dementia leading to the dreaded Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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