Over 60 years old and you start to take regular medications as well as getting your free bus pass. Do check the list of your regular medications used. The Proton Pump Inhibitor group of drug is a common one to be found amongst this. eg omeprazole (Losec), pantoprazole (Prontonix).
Recent studies on 157,625 US Veteran, followed up for 10 years found that taking PPI is associated with all cause mortality and specific mortality. This is often started by doctors but not often stopped once the need for it has ceased. Sometimes this is also prescribed together with aspirin to protect the stomach. BMJ 2019; 365:l1580
At Angsana Home, our medical review will check the drugs you have been given and rationalise these with the resident/ family.