Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, GERI-Minute

The term "mini-stroke" is one that we hear often, but what does it really mean? Does it refer to a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or a small stroke, or something else? 

Today's GERI-Minute, why the term mini-stroke drives Dr. Didyk crazy.


  • Kevin Wallace on Sep 6th, 2020
    Loved you first podcast with Dr. Kernisan, the sex one. My wife is in memory care for almost 3 years and I want to get back into dating. Covid aside (no small matter), do you have some resources to help me in moving on? Thanks Kevin San Francisco
  • Dr. Nicole Didyk on Sep 7th, 2020
    I'm so glad you enjoyed the podcast, which others can listen to here: Dating another person when a spouse has dementia is more common than one might think. Here's an article from the NY Post about a famous restauranteur whose husband found a new partner while caring for his wife with dementia: In terms of resources, I would contact the Alzheimer Association in your area ( Unfortunately, many individuals may view the choice to date with judgement, especially if there are adult children in the picture, so getting support is vital. Most of what I've read about new relationships when one spouse has dementia encourages early disclosure of the spouse's illness and a slow and patient approach with the new partner. Thanks for visiting The Wrinkle and I wish you the best on your new journey.

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