Assisted Living Today Releases Infographic on Baby Boomer Prescription Drug Use (and Abuse)

Senior housing finder website publishes an infographic guide to which pills senior citizens are popping

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Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Assisted Living Today (http://www.assistedlivingtoday.com), a provider of free senior living and elder care information, today published the infographic "Baby Boomer Blues: Which Pills are You Popping."

The infographic takes a detailed look at some of the most common health issues senior citizens and Baby Boomers face each day--from hypertension to erectile disfunction--and the specific pills and medications they use to help treat these health problems. It also shows that health problems among seniors are on the rise.

"According to AARP, Baby Boomers have a higher body mass index (BMI) and less healthy habits than those of previous generations," says Ken Lyons, Co-Founder of Assisted Living Today. "The average 50 year old male now takes at least four prescriptions daily, which is a number that continues to grow each decade."

The Baby Boomer Blues Infographic also looks at the alarming rise in and projected growth of drug abuse and illegal drug use among seniors, including morphine and marijuana usage.
"An average of 2.8 million seniors suffer with substance abuse problems," says Ken Lyons. "That number that is expected to more than double to almost 6 million seniors by 2020."

You can see the full Baby Boomer Blues Infographic here: http://assistedlivingtoday.com/p/resources/which-pills-are-baby-boomers-popping-infographic/

About Assisted Living Today

Assisted Living Today is a premium Web publisher that specializes in elder care and senior living news and information. The Website staffs a team of senior care experts and publishes free, helpful information about issues facing the growing population of seniors and their loved ones. Assisted Living Today is also committed to helping connect those looking for elder care with the nation’s premier assisted living and senior home providers, including assisted living homes in Las Vegas (http://assistedlivingtoday.com/c/las-vegas/nv/assisted-living/) among others.


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