With the pandemic going on and on and the peak iminent, it is important to safeguard our mental health as well as the measures we take for our physical health. Depression and anxiety affect many people and should be managed by a Doctor, but there is more to good mental health than avoiding mental illness. Rather, it is about living in a way that is good for you and those around you. With ideas from the Mental Health Foundation, our Pharmacists have put together 10 ideas you might like to try to promote wellbeing: Give your time, words and presence. Share a favourite recipe, a smile or help a neighbour by picking up some food or other essentials for them....
Over the years Pharmacists have traded in the lab coats, typewriters and capsule making for dispensing software and a focus on advice, and all the while, been trusted by our communities to listen, answer questions and consistently be there to meet your needs. New services and products can now be offered through your pharmacy.
Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in for? Forget the names of people or misplace your keys? Thankfully, that is no cause for concern and is common for people of all ages. However, dementia affects 43,000 New Zealanders and their families. Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain, affecting memory, behaviour and emotions.
Asthma is a major issue in New Zealand. One in four of our kids and one in six adults suffer from asthma, over 600,000 people. It hasn’t always been this common and research hasn’t come up with a definite answer as to why it is becoming more common, but our lifestyles do seem to have many contributing factors. The major suspects seem to be allergies, diet and poor digestion.