How the Geriatric Academy’s New eBook Helps Seniors Navigate Dementia and Medication Safety
How a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Bridges the Gap Between Essential Medication Information and Seniors to Help Save Lives
ROCHESTER, NY, March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tia Walkerauthor of The Inspired Caregiver said once, “Caring for those who have taken care of us is one of the greatest honors.” Caring for the elderly is not just a great honor, but an incredible responsibility for thousands of people across the country and beyond. While the aging process certainly comes with its share of changes and challenges, no one should ever feel like they are in a position where they are confused or uneducated about their own mental or physical health, or to the health of a person in his care. Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Kobi Nathan, Founder of The Academy of Geriatrics, is proud to announce the release of his goal-oriented 2-in-1 digital guide, How to manage medication problems and dementia in the elderly: advice from a geriatric clinician.
Unfortunately, until now, there have been few resources available from trusted sources designed to help seniors and their caregivers easily understand aging, dementia, and the potentially harmful drug interactions they may experience. In a country where almost half of the elderly usually take medication, the risk of mistakes and errors due to a lack of medical knowledge can occur often and can be fatal.
Due to this lack of information, overmedication accounts for nearly 30% of all hospitalizations in the elderly and is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States for the elderly.
In the revolutionary digital guide How to manage medication challenges and dementia in the elderly, Kobi Nathan outlines 2 key concepts for empowering seniors and their caregivers to become their own advocates for their medication therapy:
- How to Identify and Reduce Medication Overuse and Adverse Drug Reactions in Older Adults
- Types, causes, diagnosis, non-pharmacological and pharmacological management of the various dementias
More than 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, affecting more seniors each year than breast and prostate cancer combined – but no one is talking about the dangers of the disease. overmedication in the elderly and especially in patients with dementia. Kobi Nathan uses his years of direct clinical and teaching experience to meet the needs of an underrepresented age group and advocate for systemic change. The 2-in-1 digital guide breaks down medical jargon into an easy-to-digest format to help educate and empower readers to take full responsibility for their medical safety or the safety of their loved ones.
“There are not enough trained geriatric health care professionals to care for our population of older adults, and this group is going to grow exponentially over the next few decades. This information can truly be transformational for all and has the ability to improve quality of life, enable people to age in place, and prevent hospitalizations and premature death.” – Kobi Nathan, Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and Founder of the Geriatric Academy
Through proof of concept, dedication to innovation and an unwavering commitment to helping older adults and their caregivers understand medication safety; the goal-oriented vision of the Academy of Geriatrics has come to fruition.
To learn more about the Academy of Geriatrics, please visit: https://geriatricacademy.com/
All content available on Geriatrics Academy is for informational and educational purposes only and should never be considered medical advice. The goal is to become self-reliant with the factual and practical information learned and to deliberately engage with one’s own health care provider.
About the Academy of Geriatrics
The Geriatric Academy is an online platform designed to provide seniors and their caregivers with the valuable information they need to easily navigate medical safety through their senior years. Founded by Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Kobi Nathan in 2022, The Geriatric Academy seeks to reach as many seniors and their caregivers as possible to help reduce easily preventable medication-associated hospitalizations and deaths through responsible and ethical education.
SOURCE Academy of Geriatrics