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.
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.
123 Update: COVID Vaccination in Aging (10.28.21 Edition)
Dr. K provides updated information on how well COVID vaccines work over time, the recently approved COVID boosters, what to know about rapid home COVID testing, how to stay safe during the holidays, and more.
122 Update: COVID Vaccination in Aging (9.9.21 Edition)
Dr. K provides updated information on the current Delta variant surge, the effectiveness and safety of COVID vaccination for older adults, including information on the latest on boosters and how to know what precautions to take right now.
121 Update: COVID Vaccination in Aging (7.29.21 Edition)
Dr. K provides updated information on the current Delta variant surge, the effectiveness and safety of COVID vaccination for older adults, including information on the latest CDC data and guidance. She explains why she thinks resuming masking is wise and also addresses FAQs about coronavirus vaccination.
120 Depression in Aging: Diagnosis and Treatment
Geriatrician Dr. Didyk explains how depression is diagnosed and treated in later life, why depression can be harder to diagnose in older adults, medical conditions that can mimic depression, and more.
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.
I just Pre-ordered for me...someone who is aging so I will know about resources.
Comprehensive Discussions on Aging
Informative and Interesting discussions covering a comprehensive range of important factors to consider for yourself and the people you Love.