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What's the best way to eat to prevent DEMENTIA?

What's the best way to eat to prevent DEMENTIA?

Posted Jan 4th, 2021

The diet that I recommend most often for brain health is called the MIND diet. It's a combination of a Mediterranean style diet and the DASH diet which is a low salt diet. It’s easy to follow for most people and doesn't involve any fancy foods or supplements.

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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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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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7 New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

7 New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Posted Jan 15th, 2021

Alzheimer's disease has no cure, and the medications that we currently prescribe increase a chemical called acetylcholine, which can help with some Alzheimer’s symptoms. Their effects are modest at best, and even on medication, progression of the dementia is inevitable.

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Do Dementia Drugs Work?

Do Dementia Drugs Work?

Posted Jan 13th, 2021

In this article we'll talk about the cognitive enhancers that we currently use for dementia, what you could expect when started on these medications, and when they should be stopped.

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When Someone with Dementia Starts Wandering

When Someone with Dementia Starts Wandering

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Jan 10th, 2021 in Planning Ahead

In this article I'll explain why wandering can happen in a person with dementia, present some of the warning signs that a person with dementia may be at risk of getting lost as well as tips to try to prevent the person from becoming disoriented and going missing.

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The Best Exercise for Brain Health

The Best Exercise for Brain Health

Posted Jan 6th, 2021

Exercise has short term and long-term benefits for the aging brain. On top of brain benefits there are many other body systems that require exercise to function optimally

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Cognitive Enhancers, When to Start, What to Expect, When to Stop

Cognitive Enhancers, When to Start, What to Expect, When to Stop

Posted Jan 4th, 2021

An overview of cognitive enhancers. We'll talk about when to start, how to start, when not to start, what to add, when to stop and when not to stop.

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Financial Scams: Top 5 Scams and How to Protect Yourself

Financial Scams: Top 5 Scams and How to Protect Yourself

Posted Dec 29th, 2020 in Prevention, Legal, Aging Successfully

Unfortunately, older adults are a common target for fraudsters. With almost half of those over 65 reporting having been targeted. In the US older adults are cheated out of 3 billion dollars a year by scammers. Con artists can show up as door-to-door salespeople,  robo callers, telemarketers, by email and regular mail. This doesn't even consider the fraud and theft that can occur at the hands of family members. In this article, I’ll share the top five scams that you  need to be aware of an...

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