Farewell to Falls

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Ellen Corman, MRA Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Services Stanford Hospital & Clinics Lecture Overview: Fifty percent of adults 80 and older fall each year Most falls take place at home Older adults who fall are two to three times more likely to fall again Take proactive steps in your …

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Updates on Dementia: Translating Research into Practice

Posted By SHL Librarian At a Glance: Alzheimer’s disease is not just one disorder with one specific set of symptoms Studies show other disorders, such as frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment, show similar symptoms but affect different parts of the brain than Alzheimer’s Research is leading to new understanding of cognitive decline, which in …

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Stress Fitness for Seniors

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Joan Vernikos, PhD Director Emeritus, NASA Life Sciences November 19, 2009 Lecture Overview: Stress is neither inherently good nor bad-it’s simply the physiological and psychological response to external or internal tension. Not everyone experiences stress the same way, but there are tactics that can help you deal with stressors …

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Alzheimer’s and Communication

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Judith L. London, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist Author, Connecting the Dots February 24, 2010 Lecture Overview: More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a long-term progressive disease that affects memory, intellectual ability, judgment, and behavior, depriving people of their independence and ability to communicate. Alzheimer’s …

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How is Your Memory? Evaluating Memory and Its Relationship to Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Wes Ashford, MD, PhD Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (affiliated) Senior Research Scientist, Stanford/ VA Aging Clinical Research Center May 19, 2010 Lecture Overview: While mild forgetfulness affects most people as they age, serious memory problems affect your ability to participate in everyday activities. See your doctor if …

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Recognition and Management of Chronic Medical Problems in Aging Adults

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Yusra Hussain, MD Medical Director, Stanford Aging Adult Services Stanford University Medical Center Lecture Overview: Chronic conditions are not a normal part of aging Early detection and acknowledgment of a condition is a critical first step While a doctor is an important resource, it is up to the patient …

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Changing Sleep Patterns As We Age

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Mehrdad Ayati, MD Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine Stanford University Medical Center April 19, 2012 Watch the video You go to bed, only to start tossing and turning, with no rest in sight. Or you fall asleep, only to wake up at 3 am. Having trouble falling asleep—or staying asleep—is …

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The Masquerading Headache:Chronic Daily Migraine, Positional Headache, POTS, or Spinal Fluid Leak? Why It Hurts When You Stand Up

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Ian Carroll, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology January 14, 2016 People who are suffering severe recurring headaches, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, diffuse pain, fatigue, or brain fog may have a fixable condition that frequently goes unrecognized. The key to the diagnosis is recognizing …

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Hearing, Hearing Loss, and Current Technology

Posted By SHL Librarian Presented by: Gerald R. Popelka, PhD Chief, Division of Audiology Professor of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery February 20, 2014 Watch the video While hearing loss can have a variety of causes, including infection and some medications, its most prevalent cause is the simple act of aging. About 18 percent of …

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Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

Posted By SHL Librarian Anxiety and Depression in Mid-To Late Life Speaker: Ruth O’Hara, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center April 17, 2014 Watch the video For most people, forgetting a word, misplacing the keys, or becoming easily distracted is a normal part of aging, the result of general …

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