What Matters Is Most Important
The John A. Hartford Foundation puts what matters to the patient first. President Terry Fulmer says that strategy fights ageism and improves care.
Medication: More Birthdays Often Means More Pills
Richard takes 10 meds a day. The older he gets, the more he has to take, and the more he has to manage. It’s why experts worry about medication burden.
Mentation: Dementia vs. Normal Memory Loss
It’s normal to forget where your keys are, but some lost memories are not a normal part of aging. A caregiver and an expert explain the difference.
Mobility: Getting Around and Preventing Falls
“It’s not just about falls, it’s how do we keep people up and moving and keep them safe,” says Lil Banchero of the Institute for Healthy Aging.