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Are you taking good care of your health?

Looking after your well-being is crucial at any stage of life, but it becomes especially important as you age. As a caregiver, it's essential to carry out your responsibilities without jeopardizing your own health. It's comforting to know that safety and comfort are readily available. Take good care of your health at all times of your life.


No matter the time of day, prioritizing your well-being and security is crucial. Morning and evening routines prime you for success. They help you achieve more, think clearly, and do work that actually matters. They keep you from stumbling through your day and make sure you get the most important things done.


As your collaborator in maintaining good health, the Cedarbrae Medical Clinic is available to aid you in comprehending and controlling your treatment, as well as providing recommendations for prevention

Shingles is a virus-induced infection that results in an excruciating rash. It can emerge on any part of the body. It usually appears as a solitary line of blisters that encircles either the left or right side of the torso. Shingles symptoms usually affect only a small section on one side of your body. These symptoms may include:
  1. Pain, burning or tingling.
  2. Sensitivity to touch.
  3. A red rash that begins a few days after the pain.
  4. Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over.
Contact your health care provider as soon as possible if you suspect shingles, especially in the following situations:
  1. The pain and rash occur near an eye. If left untreated, this infection may lead to permanent eye damage.
  2. You’re 50 or older. Age increases your risk of complications.
  3. You or someone in your family has a weakened immune system. This may be due to cancer, medications or chronic illness.
  4. The rash is widespread and painful.
Dementia is the gradual decline of a person’s cognitive and social abilities. Although Alzheimer’s disease is the most familiar form, other types of dementia also exist. It is a condition that often advances slowly and can be difficult to identify. Often, the individual’s family and close friends are the first to recognize changes in their behavior. Listed below are a few indicators to look out for in Dementia:
  1. Impaired memory that disrupts everyday activities: The person forgets events or experiences difficulty recalling newly learned information.
  2. Difficulty executing routine tasks: The person is unable to remember how to perform activities they have done all their lives, such as getting dressed.
  3. Language issues: Forgetting words or using them inappropriately.
  4. Confusion regarding time and location: The person becomes lost in a familiar environment or is unaware of the current date.
  5. Poor decision-making: The person makes unreasonable choices.
  6. Difficulty grasping abstract concepts.
  7. Putting objects in illogical places: Such as storing their shoes in the refrigerator.
  8. Alterations in mood or behavior: The person has sudden shifts in temperament.
  9. Changes in personality: The person’s demeanor deviates from their usual behavior, such as becoming paranoid or feeling threatened.
  10. Lack of initiative: The person becomes detached from their family or loses interest in their preferred activities.
According to Statistics Canada, between 20% and 30% of older Canadians experience one or more falls each year, and many of them require hospitalization as a result. Over one third of those older adults are unable to go home after falling and are admitted to a long-term care centre. Fall prevention should therefore be a priority for your parents or grandparents who still live in their homes. The risk of falling can be reduced by taking a few simple measures such as:
  1. Engage in regular physical activity.
  2. Use medication safely and as directed.
  3. Remain hydrated and be alert for signs of dehydration.
  4. Take time to move around and avoid rushing.
  5. Get routine eye exams to maintain good eyesight.
  6. Wear properly fitting shoes.
  7. Use assistive devices such as walking aids, if necessary.
  8. Make home adjustments to improve safety and reduce the risk of falls.

If you or one of your loved ones has health problems, you should know that there is an array of technological tools available to help you monitor your treatments and keep you safe in your home.


There are numerous mobile applications available that can aid in the management of various health issues, ranging from minor to major. Some examples include apps that assist individuals with diabetes in monitoring their blood glucose levels and apps that provide medication reminders. Additionally, there are apps that aim to promote healthy lifestyle changes such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and increased physical activity.


When used appropriately, a high-quality app can encourage individuals to maintain good health practices. However, it can be challenging to determine whether an app is trustworthy or not. It may be helpful to consult with a pharmacist to obtain information on reliable apps.


A personal alarm system is a wearable device in the form of a bracelet or pendant, designed to be used at home. When pressed, a button on the device alerts emergency services, eliminating the need to reach for a phone. Some devices even allow for communication with an operator until help arrives.


These devices are particularly useful for those with limited mobility, serious illnesses, or who live alone. Although technology can be helpful, consulting a pharmacist for any health-related queries or concerns is still recommended.