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Intergenerational Housing and the Loner

Intergenerational Housing and the Loner

Posted Dec 3rd, 2019 in Caring for Others

There is a lot of research going on about housing for seniors and how we can provide optimal care.

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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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Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Posted Nov 14th, 2019

Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis are 2 common conditions affecting older adults, but how are they different?

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How to get help for the Holidays with Dementia

How to get help for the Holidays with Dementia

Posted Nov 14th, 2019

Here are 3 tips for getting others to help make the holidays easier for your family member with dementia.

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Pressure Ulcers - Prevention is Key

Pressure Ulcers - Prevention is Key

Posted Nov 9th, 2019

Pressure ulcers (also referred to as "bedsores") cause the breakdown of skin and underlying tissues and are an unfortunate consequence of immobility.  These ulcers are caused by constant pressure against the skin and are the result of shearing forces, which is basically friction of skin against a surface. Bony parts of the body like a heel or tailbone are the most common places for ulcers to happen. The management of pressure ulcers includes treatment after an ulcer has occurred as well as p...

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Doll Therapy

Doll Therapy

Posted Nov 5th, 2019 in Caring for Others

Doll therapy involves giving a realistic baby doll to a person living with dementia, sometimes along with accessories and clothing. 

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How does Parkinson's affect the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

How does Parkinson's affect the AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Posted Oct 27th, 2019

How does Parkinson's disease affect the bladder, the bowel and the bedroom? We cover it today in this GERI-Minute!

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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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Flu shot facts

Flu shot facts

By Dr. Nicole Didyk

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

Think the flu shot is ineffective? That it can give you the flu? Get the facts!

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