Today is the start of “Senior Week” at Benzo Free. This week, we will focus much of our attention on the group of people most at-risk when it comes to benzodiazepines — the elderly.
If you know of someone — a parent, a grandparent, a neighbor, a spouse — who is taking benzodiazepines or Z-drugs long-term and is having problems with dementia, falls, confusion, or other complications — perhaps benzos are a factor.
Be on the lookout for blog articles and a special podcast episode this week dedicated to the plight of the older generation. We will share some alarming statistics, possible symptoms, and warnings provided by a variety of professionals.
Long-term benzo use in the elderly is a significant problem, and like the rest of us, it’s one we can do something about as long as we are educated.
Keep calm, taper slowly, and take care of yourself, D :)