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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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Never make your family promise not to place you in long-term care!

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted Dec 15th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal, Planning Ahead

It is natural to want to extract a promise from a family member who may be making decisions for you in the future, such as never placing you in long-term care. But is that fair, or realistic? How does the family member feel if they have to leave a promise unfulfilled?

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Holidays with Dementia

Holidays with Dementia

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

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

Holiday time can present a challenge when you have a family member living with dementia. Here a re a few tips.

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Difficult Conversations Part 2 - Dementia Diagnosis

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal, Planning Ahead

Dr. Didyk describes some of the pitfalls and nuances of communicating this information to a patient and family.

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Difficult Conversations Part 1 - Driving

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Legal, Planning Ahead

Having a conversation about driving cessation is something that everyone dreads, even the Geriatrician

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Dementia Perks

Posted Oct 11th, 2019 in Caring for Others, Planning Ahead

Dr. Didyk talks about the importance of avoiding "learned helplessness" and encouraging autonomy as long as it is safe and reasonable to do so.

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Respite Care

Posted Sep 19th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, Caring for Others, Planning Ahead

Being a care partner is a tough role and getting regular respite can be crucial to carrying on for the long haul.

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Power of Attorney

Posted Sep 17th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, GERI-Minute, Planning Ahead

GERI-Minutes - Power of Attorney for Property and Personal Care.

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Going to the Cottage

Posted Sep 17th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, GERI-Minute, Planning Ahead, Aging Successfully

GERI-Minutes - 3 items you need for the cottage.

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Palliative Care

Posted Sep 17th, 2019 in Caring for Yourself, GERI-Minute, Planning Ahead

GERI-Minutes - Find out more about palliative care.

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