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.
129 COVID Update for Aging Adults (7.21.22 Edition)
Dr. K covers what to know about Omicron BA.5, the data on 1st and 2nd boosters, what to know about Paxlovid rebound, what precautions she recommends for aging adults, and more.
128 COVID Update for Aging Adults (5.5.22 Edition)
Dr. K explains why the current rise in COVID Omicron BA.2 and BA.2.12.1 warrants taking sensible precautions, how to use masking, ventilation, and testing, and how older adults can live with COVID while avoiding excess risks.
127 COVID Update for Aging Adults (2.24.22 Edition)
Dr. K's latest COVID update covers the ebbing of the Omicron surge, what to know about the stealth Omicron BA.2, what might come next, how to live with COVID safely, and more.
126 Update: COVID & Omicron in Aging (1.6.22 Edition)
Dr. K provides an update on the Omicron surge, including whether it's milder in older adults, how to use rapid tests now, what to know about Paxlovid, and how to stay safer during the current surge.
125 Update: Omicron and COVID Vaccination in Aging (12.16.21 Edition)
Dr. K provides updated information on Omicron and the current COVID surge, how well vaccines are working in different age groups, why she recommends boosters, how to stay safe during the holidays, and more.
124 Does Your Aging Parent Need Help? What to check and how to talk about it
Dr. K explains how to know if an aging parent needs help, specific warning signs to check for, and what to say (and not say!) when bringing up your concerns. This approach can be used when visiting an older parent, especially if they're showing signs of memory loss or declines in independence.
Dr. K is the doctor you WISH you had! 🙏
It’s obvious Dr. K puts significant effort into every single episode of Better Health While Aging. But what makes this show a true standout is her kind and thorough take on a variety of important topics related to aging. Dr. K finds speakers that truly care about being a positive force in the health and aging space, and shares insights that only a true practitioner can unearth. Don't miss it!
Informative and non-biased
Best overall analysis of the pandemic since it started. After listening, I have been wavering about wearing a mask where is no longer mandated I’m going back to wearing a mask because I’m 59 years old. However I will follow the doctor‘s instructions and keep a close eye on my local county statistics. I wish everyone would have the ability to listen to someone is clear cited and non-biased and that we could act in concert.
I wish I knew Dr. Kernisan when I was caring for my parents. In her gentle way she offers families great information for how to help aging parents maintain their dignity and independence.