The 6 Common Mistakes Doctors Make When Treating Older Patients — and How to Prevent Them

 elderly health doctorsThere were over 36 million older people (65 or older, for this definition) in the United States in 2004, a group that made up more than 12 percent of the population. By 2030, people aged 65 and older will account for 20 percent.

With age comes greater wisdom, experience and, hopefully, contentment with your life, but it may also increase your likelihood of needing to visit a doctor. Unfortunately, at a time when health care may be needed most — in your later years — is when patients may be most at risk.

Whether this scenario applies to you, a family member or another loved one, watch out for these common mistakes that doctors may make with elderly patients; they are ALL preventable.

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