Thursday, June 3, 2010

Medication Compliance and Falls Linked

Older adults increase their chances of falling by not taking their medications as directed, according to an article in the latest edition of the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences (Volume 65A, Number 5). This new information comes from a recent study of Boston-area residents over age 70, which found that those who sometimes neglected their medications experienced a 50 percent increased rate of falls compared with those who did not. "Falls can now be added to the growing list of poor health outcomes associated with non-adherence to medication."

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