Geriatrics and Aging

Geriatric specialists provide in-home care to frail, housebound patients
Geriatric specialists provide in-home care

Earl Sherriff and his wife, Gert, share a lighter moment in their Kitchener home with Hellen Jarman, a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (left) and Dr. Nicole Didyk, a Geriatrician. The two geriatric specialists are part of a community outreach service ...

Posted: April 14, 2014|Featured, Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

New website for seniors struggling with depression
New website for seniors struggling with depression

Dr. Robert Madan led the development of a new website on seniors’ mental health with the support of Evelyn Burns-Weinrib who has experienced late-life depression and is an advocate on the issue. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a mental health ...


Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s disease
Blood test can predict Alzheimer’s disease

From left, Georgetown researchers Dr. Howard J. Federoff; Amrita K. Cheema, associate professor of oncology and co-director of GUMC's metabolomics shared resource; and Dr. Massimo S. Fiandaca, associate professor of neurology, are among the co-inventors of a blood test ...


Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk
Falls prevention program aims to empower those at risk

Sabina Sobota, rehabilitation assistant, Trillium Health Partners with Viscilsa Alexander. Photo credit: Sandra Tavares Dorothy Masih was visiting Trillium Health Partners for a routine appointment when she suffered a fall walking through the hospital corridors. She was quickly assisted by ...


Can Canada tame its aging tsunami?
Can Canada tame its aging tsunami?

Although aging is inevitable, the proportion of the population entering ‘old age’ has never been greater. As the boomers start turning 65 this year, this demographic imperative will continue well into the future, doubling in the next two decades. While it ...


Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care for seniors
Nurse Practitioner enhances patient-centred care
for seniors

Stella Cruz, Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics, in the Medicine inpatient unit at St. Joe’s. A new Nurse Practitioner role with a special focus on Geriatrics is helping the most frail and complex patients at St. Joseph's Health Centre return home safely ...


Volunteers get seniors involved
Volunteers get seniors involved

Patricia Jose, left, Helen Hutchinson, centre, and Rosamund Claire Moore, right share a comedic moment during a VISA visit. Photo by Katie Cooper, Medical Media, St. Michael’s Hospital. Every Tuesday morning Patricia Jose and Rosamund Claire Moore of the Volunteers ...


Newest book on aging and eldercare in the family here this month
Newest book on aging and eldercare in the family here
this month

Eleven years ago, Dr. Michael Gordon, Canada’s leading geriatrician and then head of geriatrics and internal medicine at Toronto’s world-renowned Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and I had the first of our Parenting Your Parents book series published in Canada. ...


St. Michael’s Memory Disorders Clinic
St. Michael’s Memory Disorders Clinic

Dr. Corinne Fischer supervises two research assistants during a patient consultation at the St. Michael’s Memory Disorders Clinic When she was in her late 60s, Diana Pritchard began noticing that her memory wasn’t what it used to be. She’d forget ...

Posted: April 30, 2013|Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

Home is best:  Are you ready?
Home is best: Are you ready?

As the RRSP deadline looms, many Canadians are thinking about retirement planning.  Chances are you are wondering whether or not you’ll have enough to retire.  Given the uncertainty about the economy, stock markets, housing costs, pensions and interest rates, many ...

Posted: April 29, 2013|Geriatrics and Aging|0 comments

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