Tag Archives: Geriatrics

Defeat Diabetes Month: A Look at Diabetes and Aging

By Dr. Joanna Ira, Geriatrician at Legacy Stafford Fountains Clinic Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. April has been declared Defeat Diabetes Month to raise awareness about the impact of the disease among our nation’s aging population. According to the American Diabetes Association, a quarter of Americans over the …

How might the Delta variant impact seniors?

By Barrett White Most seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine.   While headlines may be discouraging, we cannot give up hope. The Delta variant is restarting fear of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and over the last year and a half, guidelines have changed from “guidelines for everyone” to “guidelines for the …

Safely Enjoying Spring Weather

As the weather continues to warm up, our ageing community can keep active and healthy by soaking up the sun – or not! By Barrett White   After a particularly difficult winter season here in southeast Texas, a fresh breath of spring air is a welcome change! It’s also the perfect opportunity to get some …

Staying Hydrated as Texas Warms Back Up

Adults ages 65 and up have the highest hospital admission rates for dehydration. By Barrett White   Texas is warming back up and we all know what that means: high temperatures and humidity are on their way to the Gulf Coast region. As the temperatures begin to climb back up, it’s important to remember that …

Understanding Medicine Management

Medications are a part of ageing. But management of medications doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. By Barrett White   Medication management is the practice of properly administering medications to a patient or to oneself. In some instances, a caregiver will administer medications to a patient or a resident in a senior living facility. …

Is geriatric home care right for you?

Home care can assist with light housework, companionship, transportation, meal preparation, and medication reminders – among other things. By Barrett White   Navigating geriatric home health care is not an easy task. If you think that home care may be the best option for yourself or a loved one, but are unsure how to even …

Is it a lapse in memory, or cognitive impairment? Recognizing the signs as you age

By Barrett White Forgetfulness is a normal sign of ageing and can happen to anyone. But what happens when the problem is actually something more than that?   Everyone forgets things – I’ve left my own wallet at home more times than I can count. This is normal behavior, annoying as it can be. Everyone …

How will you keep active on Senior Health and Fitness Day?

The annual event is observed each May, and is celebrated by health organizations around the nation. By Barrett White   Each May, geriatricians and health professionals across America observe National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the largest older adult health and wellness event in the nation. According to the event’s official site, more than 100,000 …