Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Study: Older Adults Need Smarter Adherence Plans, More Memory Aids, Caregiver Support


This article assesses the success of adherence interventions adapted to address the unique challenges posed to elderly patients. In most interventions, not enough attention has been given to self-monitoring techniques or difficulties specific to caregiver administration. Authors also concluded that patients could benefit from additional support with administration difficulties and side-effects. Authors found that little has been done to address variation in adherence patterns in the elderly.
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