When Medications Become Obstacles

November is a time for thanks and especially time to thank caregivers! November is National Caregivers Month. Listening to the homily at church this past Sunday, Fr. Cotter mentioned the fact that there are 613 commandments in the Old Testament. The New Testament has...

Yay to Pharmacists!!

Thank You Pharmacists! October is Pharmacists Month. Special days have been set aside throughout the month to recognize, all pharmacists, women pharmacists, and senior care pharmacists. Pharmacists have been the forefront of providing vaccinations and COVID tests....

October: Mental Health Awareness Month

Take care of your mental health and keep medications in check Welcome to October a month to celebrate harvests and Halloween. It’s also the month that brings awareness to mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) earmarks October 10 as World Mental Health...

September: Healthy Aging Month!

As we close out the month of September, let’s think about what the month provides for us. September is Healthy Aging Month! Who wishes to not age well? I think we all want the best life we can have, and health is a big part of that. Fall brings us a time to reflect on...
Fall: A Beautiful Reminder to Prevent Falls

Fall: A Beautiful Reminder to Prevent Falls

Living in New England my entire life I have had the pleasure of enjoying the change of seasons. Especially the fall, when the air is a bit cooler, the humidity is low, and the trees change to a beautiful backdrop of brilliant colors of yellow, orange, and reds. Fall...
Monopolize Vs. Optimize

Monopolize Vs. Optimize

Don’t let your meds monopolize your quality of life and health… Instead optimize your medications! Remember the game “Monopoly” by Hasbro and all the color-coded banner cards? You always tried for the blue “Park Avenue” cards?  I recently provided a talk to a group of...
ReMedY: REthink the MEDs You take

ReMedY: REthink the MEDs You take

The remedy for overmedication is deprescribing. Follow the 5-step Medication Optimization Plan (MOP) to help ‘mop-up’ or ‘clean-up’ your medication list with your health care team. Keep reading to learn more…. Sometimes we can feel better...
Has it ‘Been a Minute’ Since Your Last Med Review?

Has it ‘Been a Minute’ Since Your Last Med Review?

For some reason I love the new slang “It’s been a minute.” It’s probably not that ‘new’ but I am new at using it.  This play on words, “It’s been a minute,” means it’s been awhile, a pause, some time has passed. I think we can all use this slang easily since COVID...