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Planning Ahead for a Crisis- Is Now the Time?

Planning Ahead for a Crisis- Is Now the Time?

Posted Dec 10th, 2020 in Legal, Planning Ahead

What does it mean to think about and talk about your end-of-life wishes? Another term we use for that is advance care planning. And there are a lot of reasons why they are very important to think about and talk about with your family and your health care providers, so advance care planning is basically determining what you most value, thinking about what you want to avoid and what you're afraid of and what types of decisions you want to make when it comes to your health care and your end-of-...

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VIDEO: What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

Posted Oct 19th, 2020

Young Onset Dementia is different in three important ways.

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What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

What's different about Young Onset Dementia?

Posted Oct 4th, 2020

Young onset dementia (YOD) is dementia that shows symptoms before the age of 65. Some of the pitfalls of YOD include managing a young family and work, and a delay in diagnosis due to a lower risk of dementia in younger adults.

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AGEISM - How to recognize it and why it's harmful

Posted Jul 26th, 2020

A big part of my job as a geriatrician is fighting ageism. Ageism is defined as discrimination against an individual because of their age and that can be younger age or older age or somewhere in between. It's not hard to find examples of ageism, there rampant in advertising and marketing. But why should we be worried about ageism and how can it be harmful.

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Talking to a Doctor about Getting Older and Getting Stronger

Posted Jun 1st, 2020

A Geriatrician interviews a family doctor about the role of exercise and healthy eating in successful aging.

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Three things to know about Self Care

Posted Jun 1st, 2020

A Geriatrician points out that Self Care happens when we take control in 3 ways: 1. Asking for Help 2. Saying "No" 3. Practising Self Compassion

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How to Optimize your Aging Immune System

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

Posted May 3rd, 2020 in Caring for Yourself, Prevention, Aging Successfully

Dr. Didyk is a medical doctor and Geriatrician. In this video, you'll hear tips about how to optimize the function of your aging immune system. There are some normal , age-related changes to the immune system, which is called "immunesenescence". Healthy lifestyle choices are the easiest way to keep the immune system in good working order.

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Should you take your mom out of her senior's home - a decision aid

Posted May 3rd, 2020

A Geriatrician presents a decision aid that has been developed and published by researchers at the University of Ottawa, to help in deciding if your parent should wait out a pandemic in their senior's home, or if moving out would be safer.

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Is it time to take your mom out of her senior's home?

Posted May 3rd, 2020

A Geriatrician reviews the pros and cons of taking a family member out of a senior's home, like an assisted living facility, during an infection pandemic.

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Talking to an Expert about the Coronavirus

Posted Mar 22nd, 2020

We talk to an expert in infectious diseases about Coronavirus, a new virus that originated in China and has spread to Canada. Social distancing and good hygiene can help to limit the spread and protect older adults and their families.

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