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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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How to be a Geriatrician

How to be a Geriatrician

Posted Nov 19th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others

A geriatrician can gather and synthesize relevant data to develop a diagnosis and treatment or discharge plan.

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Parkinson's Disease: More than Movement

Parkinson's Disease: More than Movement

Posted Oct 23rd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others

Parkinson's disease is described as a movement disorder, but the symptoms can include more than just movement issues, such as sleep disturbance, changes in mood and thinking and autonomic nervous system changes.

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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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Insomnia Treatment

Insomnia Treatment

Posted Oct 22nd, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others

Most of the people who come to me for help with sleep are already on sleeping pills – so why do they still have insomnia?

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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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Mini-Stroke

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

GERI-Minutes - why the term mini-stroke drives Dr. Didyk crazy

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