DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course

Jiajing Wu (2017)

“A way for young family members to help elderly, chronically ill relatives manage their medications in order to lower their risk of overmedication and drug reactions.”

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In China, elderly patients who take medications for more than one type of chronic disease often experience adverse drug reactions because different doctors prescribe similar medications, there is no medical record system and they themselves are confused. My intervention will help young family members work with elderly relatives with multiple chronic diseases to help them manage their medications. This will lower their risk of overmedication and drug reactions as well as making them feel cared for.

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