The Medical Journey of Aging Parents

We are not bystanders to the medical journey of our aging parents. No matter how daunting the language or specter of healthcare, we are obligated, to the best of our ability, to try and understand what we are being told and what’s in their best interest. This means we need the courage to question treatments and procedures that are not supported by medical evidence, duplicate other tests or procedures already done, may cause harm, and aren’t truly necessary.

Below is a link from the American Geriatrics Society that offers ten examples that both physicians and patients need to question and why…

American Geriatric Society Doctor-Patient Lists