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What is a Geriatrician?

What is a Geriatrician?

Posted Jan 28th, 2020 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Prevention, Planning Ahead, Aging Successfully, Is This Normal?

A geriatrician is a specialist medical doctor with certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, who provides specialized, comprehensive assessment and care of seniors.

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To Sleep: Perchance to harm?

To Sleep: Perchance to harm?

Posted Jan 14th, 2020 in Caring for Yourself, Aging Successfully

As we age, many of our core beliefs about sleep and rest are simply not true and can be harmful.

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Flu FAQ

Flu FAQ

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, GERI-Minute, Prevention, Aging Successfully

Facts about the flu are described in this GERI-Minute.

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Why is gout so painful?

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, GERI-Minute, Aging Successfully

Gout is a crystal-induced inflammatory arthropathy, which is a fancy way of saying joint pain due to tiny crystals.

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Too Fat To Be Frail?

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Aging Successfully

When we think about frailty, an image of a thin, fragile senior often comes to mind.

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What are ADL's?

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Aging Successfully

Why are ADL's, Activities of Daily Living, so important during the assessment and care of seniors?

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Incontinence: Can It Be Fixed?

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Aging Successfully

The mnemonic "DIAPPERS" helps us to remember treatable or reversible causes of incontinence.

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Seniors In The Media

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Aging Successfully

Baddie Winkle is a nonageneraian who has made a splash on instagram with an unconventional camera roll.

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Watch your Ageist Language!

Posted Sep 19th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Aging Successfully, Is This Normal?

Language is important and we avoid certain terms that are considered offensive or disrespectful, but what about ageist language?

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Sex and Seniors - Part 1

Posted Sep 19th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Aging Successfully

Want to know what's normal in the sex department as we age? What's the best way to bring up sexual health with your doctor? What does a sex therapist do anyway?

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