The new Web-based resource Adult Meducation (www.adultmeducation.com) helps caregiving professionals advise and coach seniors on the correct use of medications. The joint project was launched by 2 organizations in agingthe American Society of Aging and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).
The project, funded by a grant from Pfizer Inc, identifies the physiologic changes of aging that affect medications, along with factors that are associated with nonadherence to medication regimens. The Web site also helps identify individuals who pose the greatest risk for nonadherence and recommends ways to resolve the problem.
"These community professionals using their contact and influence with seniors can significantly improve medication adherence," said Lisa M. Gables, executive director of the ASCP Foundation. "As part of its educational mission, the ASCP Foundation continues to seek ways of expanding the role of consultant and senior care pharmacists into new health care and community-based settings."
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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