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.
Advice and Information on Aging Well
Dr. Nicole Didyk, a licensed Geriatrician, has been helping people age well for over 20 years.
The Wrinkle's Dr. Didyk is passionate about Geriatrics and education. Her clinical practice in geriatrics includes home visits, inpatient consultation, outreach to long-term care and retirement homes and a Geriatric Medically Complex Clinic. With The Wrinkle, Dr. Didyk shares valuable information about aging that you need to know.
The Facets of Aging
The Wrinkle is all about providing credible, practical information for aging well. Delivered with warmth and humour, the goal is to engage, support and create a space for sharing our experience of growing older and wiser.
Join Dr. Didyk for a quick look into important topics.
Is This Normal?
Are the changes you are experiencing normal?
Advice, tips and things to consider from Dr. Didyk.
Caring for Yourself
It's important to care for your mental, physical, and sexual health.
Caring for Others
Information to educate care partners and families of those who are aging.
The answers to those questions you may not have known you had.
Expert Advice From Dr. Nicole Didyk
If you work in health care, The Wrinkle will deliver some "pearls" that you can use in your own practice, and if you don’t have a medical background, you will find our content easy to understand and jargon-free!
Aging is like going through a second puberty! Physical, emotional, and social changes affect all aspects of our relationships and our lives. Whether you are aging successfully, or with challenges, or supporting another family member who is aging, The Wrinkle has valuable, practical information to empower you to move forward.
Our Stories At A Glance
It’s impossible to predict every aspect of getting older but learning about some key challenges and some critical strategies for navigating these pitfalls can go a long way to smoothing the path forward.
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
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.