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Our Practice in the News

At Centre for Senior Health, a big part of what we do is education. From helping you or your loved one to manage a chronic disease to helping you reduce the chance of falls and serious injury as you age, we appreciate the fact that the more our patients and their caregivers know, the more empowered they will be to take an active and beneficial role in their own health care. With this in mind, from time to time, we enjoy sharing with you some of the latest news and information that’s published on geriatric medicine topics right here on this website. Of course, we’re also glad to share with you news that’s directly related to our practice and practitioners, whether to inform you about upcoming events or to let you know about Dr. Laird’s latest media appearances.

See below for “news you can use” about geriatric health care and our practice, and click on the title of any item to read the full story.

2016 Caregivers Summit

Click the button below, to watch the December 2016 Caregiver's Summit.

Senior Moments or Something More—When to Worry

I cannot count the number of times I’ve wished my car keys had a homing device attached to them. Or that I could remember the name of the new neighbor I’ve been introduced to twice already. Or where I put my “to do” list. But does the fact that I forget these things from time-to-time mean I have to worry about something as serious as the onset of Alzheimer’s disease? Probably not.

Aging and Depression: More than just “the blues”

As I sit across from my patients, I hear about loss and loneliness, and see pain, limited mobility, and dependency. It’s easy to understand why many people think depression is a natural part of the aging process. It is not. Depression is a medical illness that left untreated leaves seniors at increased risk for serious negative health impacts or death.