Category Archives: Geriatrics

Jun 28, 2022 / Geriatrics / Neurology

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Kate Williams, NP Division of Neurology June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal time to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, including risk factors and how it …

Feb 10, 2022 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Reducing the Risk of Falls is an Important Step for Seniors

By Dr. Nancy Swayze Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities All it takes is just a simple slip or misstep to suffer a fall. When you are younger, taking a …

Loneliness and Social Isolation Can be Serious Health Risks for Older Adults.

By Sam Nordberg, PhD Chief of Behavioral Health Loneliness and social isolation are a growing problem that can present serious health risks, particularly to older adults. It is not …

Dec 12, 2021 / Geriatrics / Seniors

5 Tips to Help Seniors Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

By Dr. Nancy Swayze Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities The holiday season can bring us joy, but for many people – especially seniors – it can be a very …

Jun 16, 2021 / Geriatrics

10 Tips for Visiting a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

By Nancy Swayze, MD Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities Many people feel anxious about visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. It can be a difficult experience at times …

Jan 24, 2021 / Geriatrics / Medicare

Medicare Corner

While the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period ended on December 7th, people on Medicare can change to a 5-star Medicare plan anytime during the year.  Tufts Medicare Preferred is the only 5-star …

Dec 1, 2020 / Geriatrics

Making the Holidays More Joyful for Older Adults

By Danielle Barry, PhD Psychologist, Division of Behavioral Health The holidays are often a stressful time for many people, but the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even more difficult …

Apr 30, 2019 / Geriatrics

Don’t Make Your Family Guess Your Health Care Wishes

National Healthcare Decisions Month Focuses on the Importance of Advance Care Planning By Dr. Nancy Swayze Reliant Medical Group Geriatrics      Imagine for a moment that you are in an …

May 10, 2018 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Midlife Exercise May Decrease Dementia Risks, Offer Other Health Benefits

By Dr. Michael Sheehy Chief of Population Health and Analytics Reliant Medical Group Oftentimes, one of the biggest fears people have as they get older is the risk of …

Nov 18, 2016 / Geriatrics / Seniors

7 Tips for Sex After 60

According to more than a few national studies, seniors are having a lot more sex than most people think. In fact, data from the University of Chicago’s National Social …

Jul 28, 2015 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Health Tip: Adjust Diuretic Medications During the Summer Months

Diuretics (also known as water pills) are often prescribed to control high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Diuretics work by making the body excrete more sodium into the …

Seniors and Salt – A Delicate Balance

Chances are, if you are a senior, your doctor has talked to you about your salt intake. Consuming too little or too much salt can have consequences for your …

Choosing Wisely – Making the Right Health Decisions

Recently, the American Geriatrics Society partnered with American Board of Internal Medicine on an initiative called Choosing Wisely, which highlights “Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” The goal …

Oct 21, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Four Ways for Seniors to Prevent Osteoporosis

As we get older, our bones can become thinner and less dense, increasing the danger of osteoporosis. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent this disease. …

Sep 28, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

How to Handle Those Pesky Fall Allergies

Autumn has arrived and although you love to enjoy the brisk, cooler weather you find yourself sniffling and sneezing almost like you have a winter cold. So what’s going …

Jun 5, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Reducing the Risk of a Life-Changing Fall

Each year, more than 1.6 million older adults go to emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. In fact, falls are the number one cause of hospital admissions for trauma and …

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