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When No Change Can Be a Good Thing!

When No Change Can Be a Good Thing!

Many folks are concerned about stopping medications but stopping some unnecessary medications may be beneficial and quite frankly may cause “no change” in how you feel, no drama, and no return of symptoms.  I remember a friend of mine would often say, “I’ll take...

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Automation and Deprescribing

Automation and Deprescribing

An Auto-Refill Check-In Automation has made our lives easier in many ways. Automation allows products to be manufactured, payroll to be deposited directly into a selected account, and sensors to turn lights on when arriving home at night.  Automation also helps with...

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“I Must Be Getting Old.”

“I Must Be Getting Old.”

"Aging”- Syndromes: Blaming age when it could be medication Yes, it’s true, every day we become a day older. The years go by, and you cannot fathom where the time has gone. Exercise, healthy lifestyle, socializing, and learning something new help with the way one...

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Staying Balanced

Staying Balanced

Finding Strength in Balance Falls happen, but did you know they are preventable? Falls are not a "normal" consequence of the aging process. Take action to stay balanced...keep reading to learn more. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) older adults fall...

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Are You In? Staying WISE and WELL: PART II

Are You In? Staying WISE and WELL: PART II

Deprescribe to Optimize A look at chronic health conditions and medications I am so excited to bump into people and have them tell me their story of deprescribing, especially when its due to their reading my blog or watching the video Staying WISE and WELL. I hear...

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Sharing Is Caring: Shared Decision Making

Sharing Is Caring: Shared Decision Making

Shared decision making has become an essential part of patient centered care.  Shared decision making has become an essential part of patient centered care. When shared decision making occurs the patient is part of the health care team. Patients are provided...

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Are You In?

Are You In?

Staying WISE & WELL: Deprescribing to Optimize This week we have a different type of “blog”. A blog of my speaking to older adults and caregivers about polypharmacy and deprescribing. I would like to give a special thanks to the Brewster, MA Council on Aging...

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What’s Your Plan?

What’s Your Plan?

Throughout life we have followed a plan or made a plan, most likely, and probably have done so many times over.  What do you plan to do for college? How tiring that question becomes for high school students! What are your summer plans? What are you planning for the...

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

How often have we heard this statement? I greatly appreciate the “village” that my family has been a part of for years. From helping with parenting and community volunteering it really does take a village. Coaches, teachers, parents, neighbors, and parishioners have...

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