“‘He was taking all these medications for things he doesn’t have, and they all have side effects,’ his wife, Lisa, told Rolling Stone.” – next avenue
There are several stories in this next avenue article about Kristofferson’s initial diagnosis.
Kris Kristofferson – Credit:
“‘For years, songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson was told he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. His memory was getting progressively worse.’”
Kristofferson’s misdiagnosis, mis-medication and subsequent identification and recognition of Lyme Disease is leading to a change.
“Study Disproves Link Between Lyme Disease and Alzheimer’s” – Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease
Misdiagnosis and taking multiple medications among older adults can create numerous adverse conditions.
“An elderly patient is also more likely to be taking a medication that has been prescribed inappropriately—one that’s unnecessary, ineffective, or potentially dangerous—and to suffer an adverse drug event (ADE).” – “Polypharmacy: Keeping the elderly safe” – Modernmedicine.com
You can learn more about the effects of polypharmacy and the effects of multi-medications at a free two-hour seminar at The Long Community at Highland, 600 East Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA next Tuesday, June 28. Call 717.381.4914 to reserve to attend this FREE session.