October 202201
Motivational Interviewing with Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Motivational interviewing (MI) is an approach to counseling that aims to strengthen a person's motivation and commitment to behavior change by helping them resolve their ambivalence about the change. MI fosters a partnership between clinicians…

October 202201
Hyponatremia in Older Adults: Diagnosis
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Hyponatremia, defined as serum sodium level less than 135mEq/L, is one of the most common electrolyte abnormalities seen in older adults. In one study, more than 50% of patients in acute geriatric wards were found…

October 202201
Chronic Kidney Disease in Older Adults
Posted By : Melissa Ford

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has multiple causes, all characterized by progressive loss of nephrons and kidney function, and frequently leading to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The prevalence of CKD is 32.6% in people over age…

October 202201
Resilience in Aging
Posted By : Melissa Ford

The concept of resilience in aging was born out of the "paradox of old age." The paradox is that in spite of losses and physical declines experienced in later life, older adults report feeling content,…