Chronic kidney disease is more common in older adults and can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, or medications. A nephrologist is a doctor who looks after persons with kidney disease and is also responsible for caring for those on dialysis. Dialysis can be a bridge to kidney transplant and even older adults can undergo transplant as a way to cure their chronic kidney disease.
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!
Great insight, easily relatable!! A very cool take on something we all face!
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.
Holiday time can present a challenge when you have a family member living with dementia. Here a re a few tips.
When a person's brain has undergone changes from dementia, stroke, injury, or other processes, it can be vulnerable to even seemingly minor disruptions in health, like a urinary tract infection or an extra dose of a pain pill. This video defines the "vulnerable brain" and the related concept of frailty, which is more common in older adults, and is frequently seen by the Geriatrician.