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Advice for Caregivers: Treatments and Tests for Seniors

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 10/09/2014
If you are caring for an aging relative or friend, you want to help all you can. You may urge the doctors to try every possible treatment. But the experts who care for older adults say you should be cautious. Some tests and treatments won’t help older adults. They may even be harmful, especially near the end of life.
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