Improve Your Health Posted on March 4, 2020April 21, 2020 Welcome to the Improve Your Health quiz. This quiz includes ten questions to test your knowledge about the role of checking your medicines, keeping a healthy mind and fueling your body for falls prevention. 1. How often should you get your GP to review your medications? Every 6 months Every 12 months Every 24 months 2. Medications have the ability to; Reduce mental alertness Slow the central nervous system Blur vision Cause dizziness Reduce neuromuscular coordination All of the above 3. Which of the following is not a medicine? Eye drop Water Natural remedies Vitamins 4. Which of the following activities can help you to keep an active mind? Keeping a journal Playing thinking games like chess, scrabble or cards Taking up a new hobby All of the above 5. Cognition has an important role to play in coordinating motor and sensory systems. True False 6. What are the five food groups? Vegetables, grains, dairy or dairy alternatives, Lean meats/fish/poultry/tofu/nuts/legumes, carbohydrates Grains, vegetables, fruit, dairy or dairy alternatives and lean meats/fish/poultry/tofu/nuts/legumes etc. Carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, beans/legumes, dairy or dairy alternatives and lean meats/fish/poultry/tofu/nuts/legumes, fish, fruit, vegetable, grains 7. Everyone aged 65+ should have a nutritional assessment to ensure they are getting the nutrients they require. True False 8. Older adults should only drink water when they feel thirsty. True False 9. Falls are preventable and an avoidable part of ageing True False 10. Who can support you to prevent falls? Family and Friends General Practitioner Physiotherapist or Exercise Professional Pharmacist Optometrist Podiatrist All of the above Time is Up!