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...
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...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...