medication

A pill for every ill? Make sure your medication is really helping you.

A pill for every ill?  Make sure your medication is really helping you.

By Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Geriatrician and Director, Canadian Deprescribing Network

Nowadays, it seems there is a choice of pills you can take for every symptom, big or small. Most people only have 10 minutes in their doctor’s office to discuss health issues. Read more…

Are you worried about the medications older family members are taking?

Are you worried about the medications older family members are taking?

By Janet Currie and Johanna Trimble

Often, adult children are the first to notice the effects of prescription medications on their parents or other family members.

Common adverse effects can include problems with memory, over-sedation, confusion, dizziness, balance problems, increased falling or behaviour that is unusual.  Read more …

Is it normal to forget where you parked your car? Only if you can find it.

Is it normal to forget where you parked your car? Only if you can find it.

By Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Geriatrician and Director, Canadian Deprescribing Network

One afternoon, Anita forgot where she had parked her car at the local mall. Security had to call the police to try to find her car and get her home. “I knew something was seriously wrong and that it was beyond what we call ‘a senior’s moment’,” explains Richard. Read more…