Are You at Risk – update
REDUCE YOUR RISK & TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH
Living with dementia brings many life changes. When we are caught up in our daily lives we don’t always look after ourselves. Whether you have the disease or you are caring for someone who does, it is important to look after your general health as you face the challenges of dementia. Research shows that there are many things that you can do to enhance health and quality of life when living with dementia. Take charge to ensure that you are as healthy as you can be.
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Medications, often referred to as drugs that work with your body and/or other medications to cure, treat or prevent health conditions. Medications include:
• prescription medication that must be ordered by a health care professional
• over-the-counter pills, liquids, or creams bought without a prescription, such as pills for headaches, chew tablets for heartburn, or herbal remedies
• vitamins, eye drops, or dietary supplements
Tell health care providers about ALL medications being taken, including those prescribed by other health providers or even drugs used every now and then.
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PROTECT YOUR HEAD
Living with dementia brings many life changes. It is important to look after your general health as you face the challenges of dementia. Take charge to ensure that you are as healthy as you can be.
The brain is one of your most vital organs, playing a role in every action and every thought. Just like the rest of your body it needs looking after. Brain injuries, repeated concussions, and traumatic brain injury are risk factors for dementia