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...

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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...