Young onset dementia (YOD) is dementia that shows symptoms before the age of 65. Some of the pitfalls of YOD include managing a young family and work, and a delay in diagnosis due to a lower risk of dementia in younger adults.
Dr. Didyk interviews Dr. Adrian Wagg, Geriatrician and Professor of continence studies.
A big part of my job as a geriatrician is fighting ageism. Ageism is defined as discrimination against an individual because of their age and that can be younger age or older age or somewhere in between. It's not hard to find examples of ageism, there rampant in advertising and marketing. But why should we be worried about ageism and how can it be harmful.
Coronavirus is transmitted through respiratory droplets, and causes mild symptoms in about 80% of cases, but appears to be more likely to cause serious illness or death in older adults. Avoiding contact with others and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are important strategies to get through the pandemic safely.
Think the flu shot is ineffective? That it can give you the flu? Get the facts!
Young Onset Dementia is different in three important ways.
A Geriatrician interviews a family doctor about the role of exercise and healthy eating in successful aging.
Dr. Didyk is a medical doctor and Geriatrician. In this video, you'll hear tips about how to optimize the function of your aging immune system. There are some normal , age-related changes to the immune system, which is called "immunesenescence". Healthy lifestyle choices are the easiest way to keep the immune system in good working order.
A Geriatrician presents a decision aid that has been developed and published by researchers at the University of Ottawa, to help in deciding if your parent should wait out a pandemic in their senior's home, or if moving out would be safer.