"ABC World News with Diane Sawyer"
is presenting a series on Elder Care
this week. Dr. Barbara Paris
, Director of Geriatric Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, was interviewed for this series by Dr. Richard Besser for a piece on polypharmacy – the use of five or more prescription drugs on a regular basis – and its impact on the elderly.
The segment, entitled "Mountains of Medication" aired during the national broadcast on Feb. 1st at 6:30pm. You can view the video feature on the ABC website by clicking here
. A written version of the story, entitled "Familes on the Brink: Elders Confused By Too Many Medications" is also available