A doctor's podcast for older adults and family caregivers, hosted by practicing geriatrics specialist Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH. Learn what really works, when it comes to improving health and wellbeing while aging. Dr. K and her guests discuss common health problems that affect people over age 60, the best ways to prevent and manage those problems, and they also often address common concerns and dilemmas that come up with aging parents. Show notes and related articles are at BetterHealthWhileAging.net. UPDATE July 2019: New episodes to be released once a month for the next few months. We plan to resume publishing every other week later this year.
116 How to Start Helping Aging Parents: My New Book
Dr. K talks about what is in her new book for people worried about an aging parent, and her step-by-step approach to addressing memory concerns or safety worries, while respecting a parent s autonomy and dignity. Featuring fellow geriatrician Dr. Nicole Didyk, who recently found the book useful as she s been helping her own aging parents.
115 COVID Vaccination in Aging (12.17.20 Edition)
Dr. K discussed the new Pfizer COVID vaccine and the data on how well it works in older adults, especially those over age 75. She also explains how to go beyond media reports to find out more vaccine information specific to aging adults.
114 Coronavirus Updates and Suggestions (11.18.20 Edition)
Dr. K shares an update on the COVID-19 for older adults and people helping aging parents, including developments in treatment, what to know about the ongoing surge, the progress on vaccines, how to stay safe during the holidays, and more.
113 Urinary Incontinence In Aging
Dr. K talks with geriatrician Dr. Nicole Didyk about urinary continence issues in aging. They discuss common causes geriatricians check for, what to know about medications and other treatments, how to manage incontinence in people with dementia, and much more.
112 Flu Shots for Older Adults in COVID Times: What to Know (2020 Update)
Dr. K explains what to know about the new flu shots available for aging adults in 2020, plus what we know about influenza and COVID-19. She covers the basics of falling ill from influenza, how the vaccines work, which flu shots are specifically designed for older adults, which one she thinks is best for most aging adults, what to do if your older relative is refusing the flu shot, and much more.
111 Coronavirus Updates and Suggestions (7.16.20 Edition)
Dr. K shares her latest update on COVID19, including whether we are better at treatment and recommendations for older adults and families.
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Comprehensive Discussions on Aging
Informative and Interesting discussions covering a comprehensive range of important factors to consider for yourself and the people you Love.
Thanks for concise overview
Subs and I have been buffeted with enormous, sometimes contradictory or not well-suited, information regarding the care and support of our parents and step parents. Sharing these decisions with step-sibs adds a tiny thread of tension that had not come into matters for the last almost 50 years.
This is a good tool. I look forward to understanding the content of your previous and subsequent podcasts.
Alexandra..... (“Sparks” to the 90 year-old contingent)
Leslie, host of the Better Health While Aging Podcast, highlights all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!