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How Do Older Adults Get Care and Stay Safe During COVID-19?

As we shift to a longer-term acceptance of our new reality, many patients in our older adult population have been asking great questions about their health, their risks, and how to live a healthy lifestyle while social distancing. UVM Medical Center geriatrician Amelia Gennari, MD, answers your questions.

COVID-19 Aging Well Safety Tips

With Stroke, Seconds Count

It is critical to diagnose a stroke as early as possible because potential treatments for many types of stroke are absolutely dependent on time. Don't delay your care for fear of exposure to COVID.

Aging Well COVID-19 Safety Tips

Our Metabolic Bone Clinic Has Moved!

We have some good news to share – the Metabolic Bone Program has moved! To improve appointment access, reduce wait times and increase free patient parking, we recently moved our offices and our bone density machine from the Rheumatology office inside the University of Vermont Medical Center to 62 Tilley Drive, Suite 202 in South

Aging Well Osteoporosis

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. Find out if you are at a higher than normal risk of getting glaucoma.

Aging Well Vision

Providers Improving Care Conversations, Especially With Children

Innovative communication workshops enhance pediatric care and family experience to ensure patients and families feel seen and heard.

Children's Health Aging Well Caregiving Parenting Palliative Care

How to Care For a Person With Alzheimer's Disease

Lori McKenna, LICSW, social worker with the UVM Medical Center’s Memory Program, answers questions about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Aging Well Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiving

The Power of Palliative Care: A Daughter’s Testimony

Within 24 hours of my 83 year-old father’s car accident, a palliative care team visited him in the ICU at UVM Medical Center. His comments, along with his Do Not Resuscitate order, triggered their visit. I did not know what palliative care, other than at the end of life, could be. I now believe it

Aging Well Patient Stories Palliative Care

Local Geriatrician Responds to WHO Recommendations to Limit Risk of Dementia

Geriatrician Michael LaMantia, MD, MPH, talks about the World Health Organization's first-ever guidelines for reducing risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

Aging Well Alzheimer's and Dementia

How One Bone Fracture Puts You at Risk for Life-Threatening Fractures

May is National Osteoporosis Month. I would like to talk about the importance of preventing fractures. Osteoporotic fractures are common, can be painful, and result in limiting a person’s activities. Our goal is to prevent a fracture before it happens. When you experience an osteopathic fracture, you significantly raise your risk for another fracture. Our

Aging Well

Stroke: How to Prevent One, How to Recognize One

Most of us can say we know someone who has had a stroke. The facts speak volumes: A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States Every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States Although they occur more commonly in those over the

Aging Well

What You Need to Know About Shoulder Arthritis

A shoulder dislocation puts you at risk for developing osteoarthritis of the shoulder later on in life. Not to worry if this happened to you as a young adult while playing sports, or more recently from a slip and fall injury. Many Americans suffer from shoulder arthritis but very few actually require a joint replacement.

Aging Well

Osteoporosis: How to "Bone Up" on Bone Health

I am the director of the Osteoporosis Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center. So, I am honored and excited to bring awareness to this important issue in our community. Unfortunately, fractures are quite common. Fractures: On the Rise in the United States Estimates in the U.S. are that for women over age 50,

Aging Well

9 Ways to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

When it comes to stroke, there are many risk factors that are beyond your control, including Being over age 55; Being a female (each year, women have more strokes than men, and stroke kills more women than men. Use of birth control pills, pregnancy, history of preeclampsia/eclampsia or gestational diabetes, oral contraceptive use, and smoking,

Aging Well

Advance Care Planning: What Happens If You Can't Speak for Yourself?

Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for “Say it Out Loud: Who’s Your Person? What’s Your Plan?,” featuring a TED Talk Screening and panel discussion about advance care planning. The session will also include an opportunity to discuss the process and tools for medical decision making in Vermont. To

Aging Well Caregiving

Senior Nutrition: Why Adding Protein to Your Diet is Important

As we age we lose muscle and strength, a medical term known as sarcopenia. As our muscles get smaller, we become weaker. The loss of strength is consistent with a loss of mobility and independence. The quality and quantity of daily consumption of protein are important in slowing this progression. Here’s why and how. What

Aging Well Food and Nutrition Diet

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