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Hips don’t lie: what you should know about medications and falls

Hips don’t lie: what you should know about medications and falls

By Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Geriatrician and Director, Canadian Deprescribing Network

One night while working in the emergency room, a woman in her 70s was brought in with a broken hip. When I asked her what happened, she told me that she lost her balance going to the bathroom in the middle of the night and fell on the floor. Read more…

Is it normal to forget where you parked your car? Only if you can find it.

Is it normal to forget where you parked your car? Only if you can find it.

By Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Geriatrician and Director, Canadian Deprescribing Network

One afternoon, Anita forgot where she had parked her car at the local mall. Security had to call the police to try to find her car and get her home. “I knew something was seriously wrong and that it was beyond what we call ‘a senior’s moment’,” explains Richard. Read more…