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lvl3 Seniors and falls: Part 2

Check your medicines

Some medicines can make you dizzy. You might fall.

 

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  • Every year, talk to your pharmacist and doctor about all of the medicines you take.

     

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Exercise and eat well

  • Exercise for 30 minutes every day. Exercise can make you stronger and help your balance.

     

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  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Try not to miss meals. You might get dizzy.

     

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More tips

  • Get your eyes checked every year.

     

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  • Wear flat shoes with rubber soles. In the winter, wear boots with rubber treads.

     

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  • Don't hurry.
  • Outdoors: Stairs and sidewalks should be clear of snow, ice and leaves.

     

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  • Ask for help if you can't do something safely by yourself.

Call Health Link Alberta for more information:

  • Calgary: 403-943-5465
  • Edmonton: 780-408-5465
  • Other areas: 1-866-408-5465 (free call)

 

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