An overview of cognitive enhancers. We'll talk about when to start, how to start, when not to start, what to add, when to stop and when not to stop.
Unfortunately, older adults are a common target for fraudsters. With almost half of those over 65 reporting having been targeted. In the US older adults are cheated out of 3 billion dollars a year by scammers. Con artists can show up as door-to-door salespeople, robo callers, telemarketers, by email and regular mail. This doesn't even consider the fraud and theft that can occur at the hands of family members. In this article, I’ll share the top five scams that you need to be aware of an...
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-...
Young Onset Dementia is different in three important ways.
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.
A Geriatrician interviews a family doctor about the role of exercise and healthy eating in successful aging.
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.
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.