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Mental Exercises Can Maintain Seniors’ Cognitive Health

Posted by on April 16th, 2013

iStock_000018548449XSmallAs our society ages, rates of dementia are expected to climb, but yet doctors have few effective strategies to address symptoms. A new study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that medication and supplements aren’t the answers for many seniors in maintaining brain function into old age, but that mental and cognitive exercises show the most promise.

Mild cognitive impairment, in which older adults show lapses in memory and other mental functions that aren’t serious enough to impair their daily activities, affects about 10% to 20% of those over age 70. Each year, about 10% of these people will progress to develop dementia, a more serious form of impairment that can drastically affect their independence. In the study that reviewed global research dating back to the 1960’s it was found that seniors that did mental exercises saw greater improvement and less developed dementia that those that were treated with medication or supplements.

Puzzles, memory games, and activities that challenge the mind were shown to have amazing positive benefits for the seniors in the study over the long term. It helps to look at your brain like any other muscle in your body and that it also needs to be exercised.

Take time to challenge your brain and have some fun. If you have relatives who are seniors, join them for an afternoon doing a jigsaw puzzle, or introduce them to simple to learn computer games. You’ll be spending quality time with someone who love, helping them, and helping your brain in the long term too stay as sharp as it can be.

We’ve had more winners on the New Canada Drugs!

Posted by on April 2nd, 2013

moneyWe’re still working hard on getting our new website design perfect for when we do the full transition from our current site. This will happen in the middle of the May. We’ll send out an email to all our customers letting them know before the change occurs.

We’ve had some questions from customers on what this means for their user accounts and we want everyone to know that nothing will change with them. You’ll login using your same User Name and Password. All the information on your current orders and available refills will still be accessible on the new site. The new site is changing the design, and trying to make finding and ordering our great discount medication an easier experience on the web.  We’ll be launching a full mobile compatible site along with the redesign, so you’ll be able to take Canada Drugs anywhere your phone or tablet goes.

We randomly drew two more customer names last week that used the new site to place their orders. William from Minneapolis, and Hollie from Virginia each won themselves a $50 credit on their next order.  We want you to try the new site and let us know what you love, what you like, what you hate and what we should change. So go take a look at and take it for test spin. If you place an order, you’re entered to in the draw for $50. Use the yellow tab on the right-hand side of the page to give us feedback. We want to have the best website to serve you and we’ll do that by listening to what you have to say.