Publication date: 
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016 4:00am EDT ·

Multiple Medications in Older Adults

Many health problems are associated with aging. It’s not uncommon for an older adult to have several chronic or long term health problems. For example, they may have arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Older adults may also occasionally have acute or short-term illnesses such as a cold, flu, or urinary tract infection.