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What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

Posted Oct 4th, 2020

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.

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Urinary Incontinence - Interview with Dr. Adrian Wagg

Posted Aug 31st, 2020

Dr. Didyk interviews Dr. Adrian Wagg, Geriatrician and Professor of continence studies.

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AGEISM - How to recognize it and why it's harmful

Posted Jul 26th, 2020

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.

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Coronavirus - The Basics for Older Adults

Posted Mar 22nd, 2020

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.

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The Flu and You - What you need to know about Flu Season 2020-2021

The Flu and You - What you need to know about Flu Season 2020-2021

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Others, GERI-Minute, Prevention

Think the flu shot is ineffective? That it can give you the flu? Get the facts!

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VIDEO: What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

Posted Oct 19th, 2020

Young Onset Dementia is different in three important ways.

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Talking to a Doctor about Getting Older and Getting Stronger

Posted Jun 1st, 2020

A Geriatrician interviews a family doctor about the role of exercise and healthy eating in successful aging.

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Three things to know about Self Care

Posted Jun 1st, 2020

A Geriatrician points out that Self Care happens when we take control in 3 ways: 1. Asking for Help 2. Saying "No" 3. Practising Self Compassion

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How to Optimize your Aging Immune System

Posted May 3rd, 2020

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.

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Should you take your mom out of her senior's home - a decision aid

Posted May 3rd, 2020

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.

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