3 Comments on Where are all the oldies going?

  1. I agree Gerald. As a consultant pharmacist I see inappropriate prescribing continued for years and the excuse given is “oh they are stable on that regime so I don’t want to change anything”. Quality of life is so important for our elderly, often more so than quantity. Even if they have been on something for years it is good to review and remember that what was started when they were in their 50’s or 60’s or 70’s may not be appropriate now they are in their 80’s or 90’s. However I also do not like to see them swallowing heaps of supplements which are expensive to buy and often of questionable value. Minimal medication focusing on quality of life is the way to go in my opinion.

  2. Mouhamad Zoghbi // August 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm // Reply

    Yes It is time!
    It is time to put the interaction before the transaction.
    It is time to put people’s health before the “cheaper brand”.
    I admire your work Gerald, because it is time we support pharmacists to dig deep and remember why they wanted to be a pharmacist? Mainly to support people’s lives and rarely for the money.
    What was the most trusted profession has significantly dropped simply because many pharmacies are placing their own interests before the communities.
    Finally, in a study I conducted with 133 pharmacy members I noticed that many pharmacy assistants usually in their teens or twenties found the elderly customers a pain to work with, they did not have the patience or the training to listen and understand their needs, this lead to frustration from both sides and a lack of care for the elderly.
    It really is time to bring back the community to pharmacy.
    Thanks Gerald.

  3. Diana Wishart // October 8, 2015 at 4:51 am // Reply

    As a retired Nurse-more care ,education ,assistance for the ageing for better quality of life.

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