A Hot Trend: The Internet, Social Media & The Elderly by: Anita Kamiel R.N., M.P.S.

Many might think that social media is the exclusive domain of the younger generation. However, many of our older adults have enthusiastically adopted it to keep up with the times as well as their old acquaintances and younger family members. Grandparents are becoming proficient in alien things like Skype and Facebook and liking it. It…

Senior Substance Abuse: An Explosion On The Horizon by: Anita Kamiel, R.N., M.P.S.

Elderly Addiction It’s something that we never associate with the elderly, but it does exist: elderly substance abuse. According to the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), this “hidden national epidemic is diagnosed in only 37% of those ages 60+ suffering from addiction. As a result, many organizations have new guidelines for…

Consider A Geriatrician For Your Senior Loved Ones by: Anita Kamiel, R.N., M.P.S.

Geriatrician — Another Specialist As specialists go, we have all heard of cardiologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, but how many of us really consider or have even heard of geriatric specialists or geriatricians when we think about care for someone 60 and older? As we age, the health challenges we face become more complex and the list…