I have a confession: as e-geeky as I may be, I missed the boat when podcasts got popular, and I never got into them. At last, here’s one that’s worth solving that: Better Health While Aging by Dr. Leslie Kernisan.
I wish I could explain things as clearly as she explains geriatrics – which, as she says in every episode, is “the art and science of adapting healthcare so that it works better for older adults.” (Isn’t that the clearest definition you’ve heard for that word?)
I’ve become addicted – her voice is so clear and friendly; she words things (especially touchy issues) in such a way that you can get the message and hear what you need to hear, without getting clobbered with medicalese or stuff you’d rather not think about.
I’m not giving anyone elder care right now (nor receiving it), but having turned 65 last year I have an interest in my future, and I’ve seen lots of friends and relatives experience elder issues. You know what my thought is about aging? If medicine keeps you from dying, you’re gonna get old! And no better time to learn about it and think about it than right now.
That’s all I’ve got to say – go give a listen, and follow her page on Facebook Geriatrics for Caregivers and on Twitter (@DrKernisan). For a taste of her personality, here’s a hallway iPad interview we did two years ago. On the podcast page are links to get it on Apple or Android … and, of course, a section For Those New to Podcasts.
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